Administrative Committee

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is managed by the Administrative Committee (AdCom), which consists of 18 elected members and the six officers of the Society.  The elected AdCom members serve three-year terms, with six members to be elected each year. While an AdCom member cannot serve for more than two consecutive three-year terms, they are eligible to serve again after a two-year lapse. The AdCom meets at a minimum of twice per year.

You can download IEEE Robotics and Automation Society AdCom Meeting Minutes from this page:
RAS AdCom Minutes and Motions


Wolfram Burgard portrait
Wolfram Burgard
University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

Junior Past President

Satoshi Tadokoro portrait
Satoshi Tadokoro
Junior Past President
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan


Hong Zhang portrait
Hong Zhang
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada


Venkat Krovi portrait
Venkat Krovi
Clemson University
Clemson (SC), USA


Seth Hutchinson portrait
Seth Hutchinson
President Elect
Georgia Tech
Atlanta (GA), USA

Parliamentarian (non-voting)

Paul Oh portrait
Paul Oh
Parlimentarian (non-voting)
University of Nevada
Las Vegas (NV), USA

Student AdCom Member

Geoff Nagy portrait
Geoff Nagy
Student AdCom Member
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada

AdCom Class of 2018

Gianluca Antonelli portrait
Gianluca Antonelli
AdCom Class of 2018
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Rome, Italy
François Chaumette portrait
François Chaumette
AdCom Class of 2018
Inria Rennes, Rainbow Group
Rennes, France
Peter Corke portrait
Peter Corke
AdCom Class of 2018
Queensland University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia
Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
AdCom Class of 2018
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States
Max Meng portrait
Max Meng
AdCom Class of 2018
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
Carme Torras portrait
Carme Torras
AdCom Class of 2018
Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (CSIC-UPC)
Barcelona, Spain

AdCom Class of 2019

Antonio Bicchi portrait
Antonio Bicchi
AdCom Class of 2019
University of Pisa, Pisa (PI), Italy
IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy
Jaydev Desai portrait
Jaydev Desai
AdCom Class of 2019
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta (GA), USA
Yasuhisa Hasegawa portrait
Yasuhisa Hasegawa
AdCom Class of 2019
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan
Dong-Soo Kwon portrait
Dong-Soo Kwon
AdCom Class of 2019
Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Daejeon, South Korea
Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
AdCom Class of 2019
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA
Hong Qiao portrait
Hong Qiao
AdCom Class of 2019
Chinese Academy of Science
Beijing, China

AdCom Class of 2020

Minoru Asada portrait
Minoru Asada
AdCom 2020
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan
Tamim Asfour portrait
Tamim Asfour
AdCom 2020
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany
Maria Pia Fanti portrait
Maria Pia Fanti
AdCom 2020
Polytechnic of Bari
Bari, Italy
Kazuhiro Kosuge portrait
Kazuhiro Kosuge
AdCom 2020
IEEE Fellow
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Richard Vaughan portrait
Richard Vaughan
AdCom 2020
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
Jing Xiao portrait
Jing Xiao
AdCom 2020
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester (MA), USA

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