Industry & Government
The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society works with industry and government entities through the IEEE RAS Industrial Activities Board (IAB). The IAB is responsible for all industry or entrepreneurial related matters, including the growth of the industrial community within RAS.
The IAB promotes the participation of industrial partners in RAS activities, creates links between industry, academia and government, supports industry involvement in standards and technology roadmap development, promotes and supports diversity in industry and entrepreneurship. Our ongoing activities include Standards Working Groups, Industry and Entrepreneurship Forums or Showcases at RAS Flagship Conferences. Our latest initiatives are the production of a Robotics Industry Report (Q1 2023) and the preparation of Robotics Entrepreneurship Education material and conference workshops.
We work closely with the Conference Activities Board (CAB) to develop Forums, Startup Showcases and to support the Access to Talent program. We also work with the Technical Activities Board (TAB) to highlight the latest research relevant to industry partners and to develop Robotics Standards. We work with the Members Activities Board (MAB) and the new Educational Activities Board (EAB) to support robotics education, and the diversity and professional development of alll roboticists. We work with the Media Services Board (MSB) to share relevant information and thought leadership to the whole community.
The core themes of the IAB are threefold:
Industry and Startup Support
Data and Roadmaps
The Industrial Activities Board is composed of the RAS President, the IAB Vice President, up to four Associate VPs and additional members appointed by the RAS President and IAB Vice President. Please visit the About RAS section for more information about members of the IAB.