Past RAS Presidents

Officers of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society

2016-2017

President

Satoshi Tadokoro portrait
Satoshi Tadokoro
2016-2017
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Martin Buss portrait
Martin Buss
VP CAB
Technische Universitaet
Muenchen, Germany

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Ron Lumia portrait
Ron Lumia
VP FAB
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque (NM), United States

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Erwin  Prassler portrait
Erwin Prassler
VP IAB
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Sankt Augustin, Germany

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Jing Xiao portrait
Jing Xiao
VP MAB
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester (MA), USA

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Eugenio Guglielmelli portrait
Eugenio Guglielmelli
VP PAB
Universita Campus Bio-Medico
Roma (RM), Italy

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Fumihito Arai  portrait
Fumihito Arai
VP TAB
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

2015

President

Raja Chatila portrait
Raja Chatila
2014-2015
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Paris, France

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Oussama Khatib portrait
Oussama Khatib
VP CAB
Stanford University
Stanford (CA), United States

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
VP FAB
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Raj Madhavan portrait
Raj Madhavan
VP IAB
Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC
Maryland, USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Jing Xiao portrait
Jing Xiao
VP MAB
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester (MA), USA

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Antonio Bicchi portrait
Antonio Bicchi
VP PAB
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Fumihito Arai  portrait
Fumihito Arai
VP TAB
Nagoya University
Nagoya, Japan

2014

President

Raja Chatila portrait
Raja Chatila
2014-2015
University Pierre and Marie Curie
Paris, France

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Oussama Khatib portrait
Oussama Khatib
VP CAB
Stanford University
Stanford (CA), United States

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
VP FAB
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Raj Madhavan portrait
Raj Madhavan
VP IAB
Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC
Maryland, USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Jing Xiao portrait
Jing Xiao
VP MAB
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester (MA), USA

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Antonio Bicchi portrait
Antonio Bicchi
VP PAB
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Satoshi Tadokoro portrait
Satoshi Tadokoro
VP TAB
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan

2012-2013

President

David Orin portrait
David Orin
2012-2013
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos portrait
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
VP CAB
University of Minnesota
Minnesota (MN), United States

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
VP FAB
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Raj Madhavan portrait
Raj Madhavan
VP IAB
Humanitarian Robotics Technologies, LLC
Maryland, USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Stefano Stramigioli portrait
Stefano Stramigioli
VP MAB
University of Twente
Enschede, Netherlands

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Alessandro De Luca portrait
Alessandro De Luca
VP PAB
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome, Italy

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Satoshi Tadokoro portrait
Satoshi Tadokoro
VP TAB
Tohoku University
Sendai, Japan

2010-2011

President

Kazuhiro Kosuge portrait
Kazuhiro Kosuge
2010-2011
IEEE Fellow
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos portrait
Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
VP CAB
University of Minnesota
Minnesota (MN), United States

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
VP FAB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Alex Zelinsky portrait
Alex Zelinsky
VP IAB
Defense Science and Technology Group (DTSO)
Australia

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Stefano Stramigioli portrait
Stefano Stramigioli
VP MAB
University of Twente
Enschede, Netherlands

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Peter Luh portrait
Peter Luh
VP PAB
University of Connecticut
Storrs (CT), United States

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

John Hollerbach portrait
John Hollerbach
VP TAB
University of Utah
Salt Lake City (UT), United States

2008-2009

President

Bruno Siciliano portrait
Bruno Siciliano
2008-2009
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

John Hollerbach portrait
John Hollerbach
VP CAB
University of Utah
Salt Lake City (UT), United States

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Ian Walker portrait
Ian Walker
VP FAB
Clemson University
Clemson (SC), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Alex Zelinsky portrait
Alex Zelinsky
VP IAB
Defense Science and Technology Group (DTSO)
Australia

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Alicia Casals portrait
Alicia Casals
VP MAB
Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
Barcelona, Spain

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Peter Luh portrait
Peter Luh
VP PAB
University of Connecticut
Storrs (CT), United States

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Ken Goldberg portrait
Ken Goldberg
VP TAB
University of California-Berkeley
Mill Valley (CA), United States

2006-2007

President

Richard Volz portrait
Richard Volz
2006-2007
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX), USA

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

TJ Tarn portrait
TJ Tarn
VP CAB
Washington University
St. Louis (MO), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Ian Walker portrait
Ian Walker
VP FAB
Clemson University
Clemson (SC), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Sukhan Lee portrait
Sukhan Lee
VP IAB
Sung Kyun Kwan University
Seoul, South Korea

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Antonio Bicchi portrait
Antonio Bicchi
VP MAB
University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
IIT Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genova, Italy

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
VP PAB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Ken Goldberg portrait
Ken Goldberg
VP TAB
University of California-Berkeley
Mill Valley (CA), United States

2004-2005

President

Kazuo Tanie portrait
Kazuo Tanie
2004 - 2005
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Tokyo, Japan

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

TJ Tarn portrait
TJ Tarn
VP CAB
Washington University
St. Louis (MO), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Tony Maciejewski portrait
Tony Maciejewski
VP FAB
Colorado State University
Fort Collins (CO), USA

Vice President of Industrial Activities Board

Sukhan Lee portrait
Sukhan Lee
VP IAB
Sung Kyun Kwan University
Seoul, South Korea

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Makoto Kaneko portrait
Makoto Kaneko
VP MAB
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
VP PAB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Roland Siegwart portrait
Roland Siegwart
VP TAB
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

2003

President

Paolo Dario portrait
Paolo Dario
2002 - 2003
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)
Pisa, Italy

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Norman Caplan portrait
Norman Caplan
VP CAB
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Washington, USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Makoto Kaneko portrait
Makoto Kaneko
VP MAB
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Richard Volz portrait
Richard Volz
VP PAB
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Bruno Siciliano portrait
Bruno Siciliano
VP TAB
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

2002

President

Paolo Dario portrait
Paolo Dario
2002 - 2003
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (SSSA)
Pisa, Italy

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Norman Caplan portrait
Norman Caplan
VP CAB
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Washington, USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Aydan Erkmen portrait
Aydan Erkmen
VP MAB

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Richard Volz portrait
Richard Volz
VP PAB
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Bruno Siciliano portrait
Bruno Siciliano
VP TAB
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

2001

President

Steve Hsia  portrait placeholder
Steve Hsia
2000 - 2001
University of California – Davis
Davis (CA), USA

Vice President of Conference Activities Board

Norman Caplan portrait
Norman Caplan
VP CAB
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Washington, USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Aydan Erkmen portrait
Aydan Erkmen
VP MAB

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Richard Volz portrait
Richard Volz
VP PAB
Texas A&M University
College Station (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Bruno Siciliano portrait
Bruno Siciliano
VP TAB
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

2000

President

Steve Hsia  portrait placeholder
Steve Hsia
2000 - 2001
University of California – Davis
Davis (CA), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1999

President

Toshio Fukuda portrait
Toshio Fukuda
1998-1999
Nagoya/Meijo University, Japan
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Kazuhiro Kosuge portrait
Kazuhiro Kosuge
VP MAB
IEEE Fellow
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Bruno Siciliano portrait
Bruno Siciliano
VP PAB
University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Yuan Zheng portrait
Yuan Zheng
VP TAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1998

President

Toshio Fukuda portrait
Toshio Fukuda
1998-1999
Nagoya/Meijo University, Japan
Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Kazuhiro Kosuge portrait
Kazuhiro Kosuge
VP MAB
IEEE Fellow
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Yuan Zheng portrait
Yuan Zheng
VP TAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1997

President

George Bekey portrait
George Bekey
1996 - 1997
University of Southern California
Los Angeles (CA), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
VP MAB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States

Vice President of Publication Activities Board

Michael Leahy portrait
Michael Leahy
VP PAB
DreamHammer Corporation
San Diego (CA), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Yuan Zheng portrait
Yuan Zheng
VP TAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1996

President

George Bekey portrait
George Bekey
1996 - 1997
University of Southern California
Los Angeles (CA), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Bill Hamel portrait
Bill Hamel
VP MAB
University of Tennessee
Knoxville (TN), United States

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

Yuan Zheng portrait
Yuan Zheng
VP TAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1995

President

Richard Klafter portrait
Richard Klafter
1994-1995
Temple University
Philadelphia (PA), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

David Orin portrait
David Orin
VP FAB
The Ohio State University
Columbus (OH), United States

1994

President

Richard Klafter portrait
Richard Klafter
1994-1995
Temple University
Philadelphia (PA), USA

1992-1993

President

TJ Tarn portrait
TJ Tarn
1992-1993
Washington University
St. Louis (MO), USA

1991

President

Norman Caplan portrait
Norman Caplan
1991
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Washington, USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Richard Klafter portrait
Richard Klafter
VP FAB
Temple University
Philadelphia (PA), USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Harry Stephanou portrait
Harry Stephanou
VP MAB
The University of Texas at Arlington
Fort Worth (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

1990

President

Arthur Sanderson portrait
Arthur Sanderson
1989-1990
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Troy (NY), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Richard Klafter portrait
Richard Klafter
VP FAB
Temple University
Philadelphia (PA), USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Harry Stephanou portrait
Harry Stephanou
VP MAB
The University of Texas at Arlington
Fort Worth (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

TJ Tarn portrait
TJ Tarn
VP TAB
Washington University
St. Louis (MO), USA

1989

President

Arthur Sanderson portrait
Arthur Sanderson
1989-1990
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Troy (NY), USA

Vice President of Financial Activities Board

Richard Klafter portrait
Richard Klafter
VP FAB
Temple University
Philadelphia (PA), USA

Vice President of Member Activities Board

Harry Stephanou portrait
Harry Stephanou
VP MAB
The University of Texas at Arlington
Fort Worth (TX), USA

Vice President of Technical Activities Board

TJ Tarn portrait
TJ Tarn
VP TAB
Washington University
St. Louis (MO), USA

Presidents of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Council

1988

President

Y C Larry Ho portrait
Y C Larry Ho
1988
Harvard University
Cambridge (MA), USA

1987

President

Antal Bejczy portrait
Antal Bejczy
1987
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) & CalTech
Pasadena (CA), USA

1986

President

Richard
Richard "Lou" Paul
1986
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia (PA), USA

1985

President

John Jarvis  portrait placeholder
John Jarvis
1985
Bell Labs
Murray Hills (NJ), USA

1984

President

George Saridis portrait
George Saridis
1984
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy (NY), USA

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