Technical Committees

Technical Committees (TC) focus on the research content of the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society by tracking technical developments and encouraging innovation in: applications, theory, models, metrics, experiments, architectures, products, initiatives, and other technical areas.

With 45 Technical Committees, research in specific areas is encouraged. New Technical Committees are added as a topic area is grows, becomes increasingly relevant, sufficiently outside the scope of existing TCs.

Technical Committees are an important benefit of membership, allowing for further collaboration and communication within subsets of the field.

Technical Committee Volunteers can access further information here: Technical Committee Resources.


Shortcuts to useful sites - for TC volunteers

1. TC Operating Guide(


Technical CommunityTechnical Communities

For successful TCs with well-established communities and either a related RAS Conference of Journal, they can apply to become a Technical Community. This will provide them with a mechanism for further growth, improved visibility, and support from RAS.

TCs that have a conference and/or journal that is at least 50% RAS can be considered to become a Technical Community. This means that they will receive an additional 20% of their conference surplus or an additional 2k, whichever is more. 

Soft Robotics


Blue ribbonBlue Ribbon Technical Committees

Growing and Active TCs can apply to become a Blue Ribbon TC. This will provide them with a mechanism for further growth, improved visibility, and support from RAS. TCs that do not have a conference/journal can be considered to become an ‘Blue Ribbon TC’ which means they can be awarded an extra 2k.

Model-Based Optimization for Robotics

Multi-Robot Systems


All Technical Committees

Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Agricultural Robotics and Automation
Algorithms for Planning and Control of Robot Motion
Automation in Health Care Management
Automation in Logistics

Autonomous Ground Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Systems
Bio Robotics
Cognitive Robotics
Collaborative Automation for Flexible Manufacturing
Computer & Robot Vision

Cyborg & Bionic Systems
Digital Manufacturing and Human-Centered Automation
Energy, Environment, and Safety Issues in Robotics and Automation
Human Movement Understanding

Human-Robot Interaction & Coordination
Humanoid Robotics
Machine Learning for Automation
Marine Robotics
Mechanisms and Design
Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation

Mobile Manipulation
Model-Based Optimization for Robotics
Multi-Robot Systems
Neuro-Robotics Systems
Performance Evaluation & Benchmarking of Robotic and Automation Systems

Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics
Robot Ethics
Robot Learning
Robotic Hands, Grasping and Manipulation

Robotics and Automation in Nuclear Facilities
Robotics Research for Practicality
Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics 
Semiconductor Manufacturing Automation
Smart Buildings

Soft Robotics
Software Engineering for Robotics and Automation
Space Robotics 
Surgical Robotics
Sustainable Production Automation


Verification of Autonomous Systems
Wearable Robotics
Whole-Body Control

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