IEEE Robotics and Automation (RAS) Society
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's objectives are scientific, literary and educational in character. The Society strives for the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation engineering and science and of the allied arts and sciences, and for the maintenance of high professional standards among its members, all in consonance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the IEEE and with special attention to such aims within the Field of Interest of the Society.

IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Humanoid Robotics
Humanoid robotics is an emerging and challenging research field, which has received significant attention during the past years and will continue to play central role in robotics research and many applications of the 21st century. Regardless of the application area, one of the common problems tackled in humanoid robotics is the understanding of human-like information processing and the underlying mechanisms of the human brain in dealing with the real world.

IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics
The goal of Rehabilitation Robotics is to investigate the application of robotics in motor therapy procedures for recovering motor control and motor capabilities in persons with impairment following such diseases as stroke, as well as to develop robotic and mechatronic technical aids for independent living for disabled and elderly people.

IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Model-based Optimization for Robotics
The scope of the IEEE RAS TC Model-based optimization for robotics is the development and application of model-based optimization techniques for the generation and control of dynamic behaviors in robotics and their practical implementation.