RAS Town Hall

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Town Hall

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (Directly after the conclusion of the first day of Workshops/Tutorials and immediately before the Welcome Reception)
Location: Room 310A&B, Level 3, Huntington Place Convention Center
Swag: All in-person attendees of the Town Hall will be provided with newly designed RAS T-shirts!

Calling all Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) members, and those interested in learning more about RAS! We want to connect with you at the upcoming RAS Town Hall. RAS leaders will be present to discuss current initiatives and future programs, and to hear your voice on the priorities of RAS and our community.


RAS has many new initiatives in the works for our members:

  • An expanded member support program to provide travel and registration support to authors and contributors of our flagship conferences.
  • Expanded in-person and online career fairs and services to connect employers with members seeking careers in robotics and automation.
  • The proposed launch of two new journals: IEEE Robotics and Automation Practice, to engage our growing community of practitioners, and IEEE Transactions on Field Robotics to engage the field robotics community.
  • The empowerment of our Technical Committees (TCs) with greater autonomy and financial support.
  • A restructuring of our conference programs to better respond to the needs of our rapidly growing and evolving community.
  • The development of online educational content, from certified core curricula to advanced courses.

The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) oversees all activities related to the organization of IEEE-RAS conferences and IEEE journals on robotics.

The RAS Executive and Administrative Committees are composed of leading scientists from around the world who devote some of their free time for the benefit of our community.