Technical Committees (TC) focus on the research content of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society by tracking technical developments and encouraging innovation in: applications, theory, models, metrics, experiments, architectures, products, initiatives, and other technical areas.

With over 40 Technical Committees, research in specific areas is encouraged. New Technical Committees are added as a topic area is grows, becomes increasingly relevant, sufficiently outside the scope of existing TCs.

Technical Committees are an important benefit of membership, allowing for further collaboration and communication within subsets of the field.

Technical Committee Volunteers can access further information here: Technical Committee Resources.

Technical Commitees

Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agricultural Robotics and Automation
Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion
Automation in Health Care Management
Automation in Logistics

Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Bio Robotics
Cognitive Robotics
Computer & Robot Vision
Cyborg & Bionic Systems 

Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues in Robotics and Automation
Human Movement Understanding
Human-Robot Interaction & Coordination
Humanoid Robotics

Marine Robotics
Mechanisms and Design
Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation
Mobile Manipulation
Model-Based Optimization for Robotics

Multi-Robot Systems
Neuro-Robotics Systems
Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems
Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics

Robot Ethics
Robot Learning
Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation 
Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities
Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics

Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation
Smart Buildings
Soft Robotics
Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation
Space Robotics

Surgical Robotics
Sustainable Production Automation
Wearable Robotics
Whole-Body Control


Recent Activities

The TC is organizing special sessions on Automation in Health Care Management for CASE2014. We attracted over 20 submissions, a significant increase compared to past CASE conferences. Organizers: Xiaolan Xie, Walter Ukovich, Houshang Darabi, Gregory Faraut.

Special Issue on "Operations Research in Healthcare" in International Journal of Production Research. The goal of this IJPR special issue is to provide a comprehensive view of health services improvement by systems engineering approaches such as operations research, industrial engineering and control theories. The special issue attracted over 40 submissions that are undergoing peer review process. Guest editors: Xiaolan Xie and Mark A. Lawley.

The TC is a scientific sponsor of the ETFA'2014 Workshop on Models and Methods for hospital management and planning (

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