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Last call for 2012 RAS SAC Chairs
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is seeking applications for the new
board of the Society's Student
Activities Committee (SAC) - one chair and two co-chairs. The chair will serve for two
calendar years (2012-13),
and the co-chairs for one year term in 2012.
The board members of the SAC are appointed from a slate of candidates, approved by the Membership
Board. Candidates may be undergraduate or graduate students, but must be student members of the IEEE Robotics and
Automation Society in good standing.
The ideal candidate has strong social and professional
skills, willing to take part in the ongoing activities and having
proposals for new initiatives. There is no
If you wish to be considered for nomination, please visit our wiki
for further information. All
applications are due November 15, 2011.
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Interesting News about Robotics
Fast High Precision Eye-Surgery
Researcher Thijs Meenink at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has
smart eye-surgery robot that allows eye surgeons to operate
with increased ease and greater precision on the
retina and the vitreous
humor of the eye. The system also extends the effective period during which
ophthalmologists can carry out these intricate procedures.
Find the details
Stunning Video of PETMAN Humanoid Robot
From Automaton Blog - IEEE Spectrum
It can walk, squat, kneel, and even do push-ups. PETMAN is an adult-sized
humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm best known
for the BigDog quadruped.
Today, the company is unveiling footage of the robot's latest capabilities.
It's stunning. The humanoid, which
will certainly be compared to the
Terminator Series 800 model, can perform various movements and maintain its
balance much like a real person.
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Upcoming Conferences Deadlines
Here we leave you a remainder with some upcoming conferences and deadlines:
- 5th International Conference on Automation,
Robotics and Applications (ICARA 2011)
From December 6th to December 8th in Wellington, New Zealand
- IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetrics (ROBIO 2011)
From December 7th to December 11th in Karon Beach, Thailand
- 25th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical
Systems (MEMS 2012)
29th to February 3rd in Paris, France
- 5th IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference
on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012)
From June 24th to June 28th in Roma, Italy
30th November 2011
Don't forget that you can check the RAS Calendar for more events information.