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Regional Student Representatives Appointed

The IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) has recently implemented a new structure to facilitate communication between the RAS SAC and RAS Student Chapters. Regional student representatives, introduced below, have been appointed to represent Region(s) 1-7, 8, 9, and 10. These students will act as ambassadors from the RAS SAC to student chapters, and will facilitate activities and communication within their regions. To learn more or get involved, please contact your regional representative, listed below, directly, or e-mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for general questions about the program.

Regions 1-7: Thassyo Pinto

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Bio: Thassyo Pinto is a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at Michigan State University, focusing on robotics research. He is a motivational leader, supporting and developing activities that promote technology awareness for the enhancement of local communities.

Region 8: Emad Omari

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Bio: Emad Omari is a Mechatronics and Robotics Engineering student at The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan. He is the chairman and the technical manager at IEEE-HU RAS chapter, has a good robotics and automation skills and great organizational skills.

Region 9: Victor Carranza

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Víctor is a 23 years old electronics engineering student, passionate about technology and its application for the benefit of humanity. He wants his country, region and the world to improve through technology, particularly through the exciting fields of robotics.

Region 10: Tony K James

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Bio: Tony is a graduate student (B. Tech, Electrical and Electronics Engineering) at the College of Engineering, Chengannur (Cochin University of Science and Technology). He is the founding member and Ex-Chair of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Chapter at the College of Engineering, Chengannur, Kerala, India.


Winners of the 2015 IEEE RAS SAC Video Contest

The RAS SAC would like to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2015 IEEE RAS SAC Video Contest.

1st place: Osman Dogan Yirmibesoglu, Robots are on our side

2nd place: Li Guangye, Cyborg Cockroach Remotely Controlled by Human Brain

3rd place: Camilo Perez, Robot making pizza

All of the contest winners can be found in this youtube playlist.

The winning videos were selected based on presenting a creative, engaging demonstration of robotics.Thank you to all of those who submitted entries into the competition, it was an immense please to see all the creative robotics projects in the world!

Announcing the Winner of our Logo Contest

The SAC is pleased to announce the winner of our logo contest, Santiago Morante! We narrowed the submissions down to five (which wasn't easy), and put the vote out publicly. We received about 100 votes in total, and it was quite a close race with so many great submissions. The winning design, as well as the second and third place winners, are shown below. Thank you all so much for taking the time to participate.

Read more: Announcing the Winner of our Logo Contest

Megan Emmons Appointed as SAC Co-Chair

The Student Activitees Committee is pleased to announce that Megan Emmons, a PhD student at Colorado State University, will be joining us as committee co-chair for 2015. Megan received her B.S. degree from Colorado School of Mines in December 2010, and M.S. degree from Utah State University in 2013. At Colorado State University, Megan is researching swarm robotics with a focus on robust control algorithms.