Conference Activities Board

The Conference Activities Board shall be responsible for the management and planning of all of the conference and meeting activities of the Society. This includes monitoring the quality of any publications associated with any of these conference activities. It shall also monitor and coordinate all conference operating committees and carry out all the long-term conference planning for Society meetings. This Board shall be charged with keeping itself informed of all meetings which are in areas covered by the Field of Interest of the Society and shall advise the AdCom about the participation of the Society in such meetings.

In conjunction with the Member Activities Board, the Conference Activities Board will provide oversight on the selection and operation of the RAS Technical Education Programs and RAS-sponsored competitions.

RAS financially sponsors approximately 10 conferences, co-sponsors 15 more, and technically sponsors 15 others. The Conference Activities Board manages this large conference portfolio through four committees: 

  • Conference Finance Committee (CAB-F)
  • Conference Publications Committee (CAB-P)
  • Conference Technical Programs Committee (CAB-T)
  • Conference Operations Committee (CAB-O)

The Conference Technical Programs Committee (formerly Steering Committee for Technical Programs, SCTP) oversees the technical planning and content of conferences. It also oversees the Conference Workshop Oversight Committee (CAB-WOC) and the Conference Editorial Board, which is charged with reviewing papers for ICRA.

Vice President

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Torsten Kroeger
Vice President- Conference Activities
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Associate Vice President - Conference Finance

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Helge Wurdemann
Associate Vice President- Conference Finance
University College London
London, England, UK

Associate Vice President - Conference Operations

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Karinne Ramirez Amaro
Associate Vice President- Conference Operations
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Gothenburg, Sweden

Associate Vice President - Conference Publications

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Zhidong Wang
Associate Vice President- Conference Publications
Chiba Institute of Technology
Chiba, Japan

Associate Vice President - Technical Program

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Seth Hutchinson
Associate Vice President- Technical Programs
Georgia Tech
Atlanta (GA), USA

Assistant Vice President

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Pascal Meissner
Assistant Vice President
Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Competitions Committee Chair

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Minoru Asada
Competitions Committee Chair
Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Workshop Oversight Committee Chair

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Oliver Brock
Workshop Oversight Committee Chair
Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin, Germany


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Kaspar Althoefer
Queen Mary University of London
London, UK
Gianluca Antonelli portrait
Gianluca Antonelli
University of Cassino and Southern Lazio
Rome, Italy
Jaydev Desai portrait
Jaydev Desai
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta (GA), USA
Greg Dudek portrait
Greg Dudek
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
Yi Guo portrait
Yi Guo
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken (NJ), United States
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Ayanna Howard
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta (GA), USA
Venkat Krovi portrait
Venkat Krovi
Clemson University
Clemson (SC), USA
Lianqing Liu portrait
Lianqing Liu
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Liaoning, China
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Geoff Nagy
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, Canada
Yasushi Nakauchi portrait
Yasushi Nakauchi
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan
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Stéphane Régnier
University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC)
Paris, France
Richard Vaughan portrait
Richard Vaughan
Simon Fraser University
British Columbia, Canada
Alex Zelinsky portrait
Alex Zelinsky
Defense Science and Technology Group (DTSO)

RAS President


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Wolfram Burgard
University of Freiburg
Freiburg, Germany

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