Industrial Activities Board

The Industrial Activities board is responsible for all industrial related matters and the growth of the industrial community within RAS, both by promoting the participation of industrial partners in current activities and thus creating more links with academics, and by proposing new actions beneficial to this community. This Board is composed of the Chair and four additional members appointed by the President in consultation with the Vice President for Industrial Activities.


Vice President - Industrial Activities

Robert  Ambrose portrait
Robert Ambrose
Vice President
NASA Johnson Space Center
Houston (TX), USA
Dominik Bösl portrait
Dominik Bösl
Vice President
Augsburg, Germany

Associate Vice President - Entreprenuership and Access to Talent

Tamás Haidegger portrait
Tamás Haidegger
Associate Vice President - Instruments for improving outreach and providing access to talent
Obuda University, Budapest, Hungary
ACMIT, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Associate Vice President - Operations

Sebastian Bedacht portrait
Sebastian Bedacht
AVP of IAB - Operations
Munich, Germany

Associate Vice President - Standards

Craig Schlenoff portrait
Craig Schlenoff
AVP of IAB - Standards
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg (MD), USA

Associate Vice President - Thought Leadership & Outreach 

Edson Prestes portrait
Edson Prestes
AVP of IAB - Thought Leadership & Outreach
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Student Representative

Geoff Nagy portrait
Geoff Nagy
Student Representative
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada


Elena Garcia portrait
Elena Garcia
Madrid, Spain
Sabine Hauert portrait
Sabine Hauert
University of Bristol
Bristol, England
Zexiang Li portrait
Zexiang Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China
Raj Madhavan portrait
Raj Madhavan
Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC
Maryland, USA
Mario Munich portrait
Mario Munich
Evolutions Robotics
Sierra Madre (CA), United States
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos portrait
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
University of Minnesota
Minnesota (MN), United States

RAS President

Wolfram Burgard portrait
Wolfram Burgard
University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

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