Conference Activities Board

The Conference Activities Board shall be responsible for the management and planning of all of the conference and meeting activities of the Society. This includes monitoring the quality of any publications associated with any of these conference activities. It shall also monitor and coordinate all conference operating committees and carry out all the long-term conference planning for Society meetings. This Board shall be charged with keeping itself informed of all meetings which are in areas covered by the Field of Interest of the Society and shall advise the AdCom about the participation of the Society in such meetings.

In conjunction with the Member Activities Board, the Conference Activities Board will provide oversight on the selection and operation of the RAS Technical Education Programs and RAS-sponsored competitions.

RAS financially sponsors approximately 10 conferences, co-sponsors 15 more, and technically sponsors 15 others. The Conference Activities Board manages this large conference portfolio through four committees: 

  • Conference Finance Committee (CAB-F)
  • Conference Publications Committee (CAB-P)
  • Conference Technical Programs Committee (CAB-T)
  • Conference Operations Committee (CAB-O)

The Conference Technical Programs Committee (formerly Steering Committee for Technical Programs, SCTP) oversees the technical planning and content of conferences. It also oversees the Conference Workshop Oversight Committee (CAB-WOC) and the Conference Editorial Board, which is charged with reviewing papers for ICRA.


Vice President- Conference Activities

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Martin Buss
Vice President- Conference Activities
Technische Universitaet
Muenchen, Germany
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Associate Vice President - Conference Finance

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Paolo Fiorini
Associate Vice President- Conference Finance
University of Verona
Verona, Italy
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Associate Vice President - Conference Operations

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Torsten Kroeger
Associate Vice President- Conference Operations
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany
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Associate Vice President - Conference Publications

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Zhidong Wang
Associate Vice President- Conference Publications
Chiba Institute of Technology
Chiba, Japan
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Associate Vice President - Technical Program

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Seth Hutchinson
Associate Vice President- Technical Programs
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Champaign (IL), USA
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Competitions Committee Chair

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Minoru Asada
Competitions Committee Chair
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan
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Workshop Oversight Committee Chair

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Oliver Brock
Workshop Oversight Committee Chair
Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany
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Members

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Nancy Amato
Members
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX), USA
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Fumihito Arai
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Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan
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I-Ming Chen
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Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang, Singapore
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Megan Emmons
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Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA
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Bill Hamel
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University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States
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Danica Kragic
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Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Stockholm, Sweden
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Venkat Krovi
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Clemson University
Clemson (SC), USA
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Ron Lumia
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University of New Mexico
Albuquerque (NM), United States
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Yasushi Nakauchi
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University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan
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Brad Nelson
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ETH Zurich, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
Zurich, Switzerland
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Allison Okamura
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Stanford University
Stanford (CA), USA
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Richard Vaughan
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Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
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Alex Zelinsky
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Defense Science and Technology Group (DTSO)
Australia
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RAS President

 

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Satoshi Tadokoro
President
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan
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