Special RAS events to be held at IROS 2019. Register Now!

RAS is pleased to arrange several Networking Events for our Members attending IROS 2019 in Macau, China from 4-8 November 2019. Mark your calendars, and register in advance to secure a spot in these highly popular activities.

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RAS Women In Engineering (WIE) Luncheon

Tuesday, 5 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

The networking luncheon provides the opportunity to foster discussion on the role of women in robotics and automation, inspire girls and promote collaborations and initiatives to advance women in leadership. As the goal for this event is to be more than a Lunch for women, but a Lunch with women. Therefore, men are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the discussion.

Program: Panel Discussion on Best Practices: Becoming a RAS Leader through Conference Organization
Yi Gu, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Marcia O'Malley, Rice University, USA
Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Jing Xiao, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), USA
Lydia Tapia, University of New Mexico, USA

There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: 

NETWORKING RECEPTION: Meet the RAS Technical Committees. Get Involved!

Tuesday, 5 November from 17:00-18:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

This event is open to attendees in the early stages of their career — young professionals and researchers. Chairs and Co-Chairs of the RAS Technical Committees will be available for informal conversation centered on new technologies in robotics and automation, future growth in the field, and how to get involved and contribute to RAS Technical Committee work.

Refreshments will be served! Come enjoy a snack and beverage, and meet some new colleagues.

Space is limited. Please come early to avoid getting shut out. The event will close once room capacity has been reached. Register in advance by using this link:


Wednesday, 6 November from 12:00-13:30
Room L1-RAS on Level One, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

This luncheon is open to student and young professional attendees offering the chance to meet and interact with Leaders from RAS and industry. Informal discussion over lunch will take place round table style. Join us for career advice, insights into where the field is headed, or general conversation to get to know Leaders in the field of robotics and automation.

Confirmed RAS Leaders include: Zhidong Wang, Torsten Kroeger, Yasushi Nakauchi, Eugenio Guglielmelli, Venkat Krovi, Dominik Bösl, Nancy Amato, Tony Maciejewski, Bram Vanderborght, Lianqing Liu, Dong Sun, Jaydev Desai, Lydia Tapia, Seth Hutchinson, Marcia O'Malley, Kevin Lynch and others….

There is NO CHARGE for this luncheon, however space is limited. Please register in advance using this link: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/048cd55eb7314057a3aad7e6e143df6f

Photo Scavenger Hunt - IROS 2019

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Are you a student planning to attend IROS 2019 in Macau, China? Join the IEEE RAS Student Activities Committee for a fun scavenger hunt! Teams of 2-3 students will be emailed a super top secret list of objectives. Throughout the conference, teams will then take pictures demonstrating they achieved each objective - ranging from shaking hands with RAS leadership, visiting local sights near the conference venue, to doing funny poses. Awards will be presented to teams which found the most items and teams with the most creative photos!

Who: Students attending IROS 2019
What: A fun picture scavenger hunt
When: 4-8 November 2019
Where: IROS in Macau
Why: Because everyone needs a little fun!

If you already know a few other students attending, you can form a Team and register as a group. If not, please register yourself, and we will team you up with other enthusiastic roboticists. See you in Macau!

Register here: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0cb766c0756a4684a0b03d719e45f32e

Calling ALL Students! The RAS Student Activities Committee seeks YOUR input

Wednesday, 6 November from 16:00-17:30
Room LG-R25, the Venetian Macau Resort Hotel, Macau, China

Interested in participating in student events at IROS, ICRA and/or CASE? Have a passion for volunteering or making new friends and connections? Or would you like to provide feedback on existing student activities? The RAS Student Activities Committee (SAC) will be hosting a meeting on Wednesday, November 9 from 16:00 to 17:30. During this time, you will learn about the SAC and its activities (such as Lunch with Leaders or the Photo Scavenger Hunt), different ways you can volunteer, and how to get in touch with other students from all around the world. What kind of activities and support would YOU like to see at future events, or provided by RAS? We WANT to hear from YOU! Feedback is more than welcome---if you have suggestions for new activities or ideas to improve existing ones, we would love to hear what you have to say. Hope to see you there! Refreshments will be served….

Please register in advance to ensure adequate space is provided:

RAS Booth at IROS

IEEE Robotics & Automation Society will again have a Member Booth at IROS. Please visit us on the Exhibit Floor, Booth #C12. Come and meet the Staff, and get your questions answered about IEEE and RAS. Pick up some of the latest journals, perhaps meet an RAS Leader and collect a Member ribbon. Hope to see you there!


Questions about any of this?? Email us! RAS@ieee.org


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