Happy New Year, and Special Thanks to the 2016 RAS Officers!!
As we look forward to continued advances and successes for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the robotics and automation industries, and we would like to take a moment to thank the 2016 RAS Officers for their hard work and dedication. Without them, RAS would not being seeing the growth and impact that has been so evident in the past few years.
2016 RAS Executive Committee (ExCom)
A huge special thanks must be given to the following RAS Officers serving on the 2016 Executive Committee (ExCom). They have worked tirelessly to provide additional benefits and services to RAS members and the industry:
l-r: Fumihito Arai, Erwin Prassler, Yasushi Nakauchi, Torsten Kroeger, Jing Xiao, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Satoshi Tadokoro, Ning Xi, Ron Lumia, Martin Buss
2016 RAS Administrative Committee (AdCom)
And we must also heartily thank those serving on the 2016 RAS Administrative Committee (AdCom). Without their dedication and commitment, RAS would not be one of the leading IEEE Societies! (l-r front): Kazuhiro Kosuge, Erwin Prassler, Satoshi Tadokoro, Raja Chatila, David Orin, Dong Soo Kwon, Yasushi Nacauchi (l-r back): Wolfram Burgard, Lydia Kavraki, Torsten Kroeger, Hong Zhang, Carme Torras, Fumihito Arai, Hong Qiao, Gianluca Antonelli, Jing Xiao, Nancy Amato, François Chaumette, Bill Hamel, Megan Emmons, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Max Meng, Toshio Fukuda, Seth Hutchinson, Ning Xi, Peter Corke, Kevin Lynch, Ron Lumia, Richard Vaughan, Brad Nelson, Martin Buss, Zhi Dong Wang
Best wishes to all of our Members and Friends for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017!