RAS Commitment to Diversity

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) strives to achieve the highest standards of integrity and endeavors to conduct business around the world in a responsible and ethical way. It is important that those who act on the organization’s behalf ensure RAS compliance by adhering to the same standards and expectations.


IEEE RAS CARES is a committee that acts as trusted listeners and provides empathetic support for RAS community members regarding misconduct concerns, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, discrimination and bullying at RAS conferences, workshops, meetings, and events. All RAS events abide by the IEEE Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment (PDF) and the IEEE RAS Code of Conduct. If a violation of this policy occurs, RAS encourages reporting the incident as described in the RAS Code of Conduct.

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IEEE Code of Conduct 

RAS is committed to providing safe, productive, and welcoming environments to all members, conference participants, staff members, vendors, and volunteers at all of its events and activities.

The IEEE RAS Code of Conduct describes RAS members’ and staff’s commitment to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct upheld at all RAS activities.

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IEEE Diversity Statement 

IEEE is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable. In November 2019, the IEEE Board of Directors adopted a new diversity statement for incorporation into IEEE policies:

IEEE’s mission to foster technological innovation and excellence to benefit humanity requires the talents and perspectives of people with different personal, cultural, and disciplinary backgrounds. IEEE is committed to advancing diversity in the technical profession and to promoting an inclusive and equitable culture in its activities and programs that welcomes, engages, and rewards those who contribute to the field without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

This change to the IEEE policy reflects IEEE’s longstanding commitment to ensure that the engineering profession maximizes its impact and success by welcoming, engaging, and rewarding those who contribute to the field in an equitable manner.

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