The Student Activities Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (we like to call is “SAC” only) was formed in 2006 as an initiative by the Robotics and Automation Society Adcom to represent the students' voices. As part of the Member Activities Board, the SAC consists of a chair who serves a two year position and 2 co-chairs who serve one year positions. The Goal of the SAC is to represent students in robotics worldwide.
The SAC is responsible for organizing and managing activities, promotions, and competitions to recruit students and keep members active. The SAC puts on a set of activities during ICRA and IROS, the two annual flagship conferences of the Robotics and Automation Society. The Committee works to publish the monthly SAC NewsLetter, where students can find scientific and robotics news, information about ongoing and future activities, opportunities for research, learning tools and more. Students can also join RAS Students on Facebook and Google groups, where the Committee continuously post news and announcements. We encourage collaboration between RAS and IEEE Societies in other fields in order to increase opportunities for future cooperative projects and research groups, paving the path for breakthrough ideas and technological innovation.
Promotion, education, and training for robotics are carried out for students at different ages with international events, Summer Schools, and media to energize interest and knowledge in robotics.
The Student Activities Committee of the Robotics & Automation Society represents an exclusive resource for your career and knowledge. It offers occasions to meet and interact with leaders of academia and industry, and we may help to find chances for mobility, jobs, internships, and financial support.
We are happy to share this experience with you and you are more than welcome to join our team, propose initiatives, give us your feedback, or ask any question. We hope to see most of you joining our programs, conferences, and activities. Keep on staying with us!
Any questions or comments? Contact us!
Laura Margheri, SAC Chair 2012-2013
The RAS-SAC Student Reviewer Program (SRP) will be back in action for ICRA 2013! Be sure to check out the Call for Participation and submit your participation request before the deadline on September, 1st.
Please, let us know how to make the NL more useful (and less spam-like)! Tell us!
We plan to release a Newsletter every month or so about SAC activities, competitions, running projects and upcoming deadlines. If you have any comments or ideas, contact us!
I’m very happy to announce that Patrick Wensing and Douwe Dresscher joined us as new Co-Chairs for 2012. It’s very enjoyable to work with them and we really believe in our commitment to the promotion of the robotics science and technology for the benefit of our student members. You can find more details about the Students Committee and the opportunity to join us as volunteer here
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The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is interested in both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. The Robotics and Automation Magazine and the Transactions on Robotics are the highest ranked journals in the field. We do not need to introduce the flagship conferences of the RAS: ICRA and IROS, both providing significant discounts to members.
We are particularly inviting you to join the RAS Student Committee, to be part of a great experience: having fun while acquiring new knowledge and developing your career. You can learn more about our current activities from the regular RAS SAC Newsletter. Below, you can see the variety of programs we are preparing for our colleagues at this ICRA. You are welcome to join! All in all, IEEE requires a very modest membership fee from students compared to the direct and indirect benefits. Get involved today!
The following is a list of people who are currently helping with various activities. This list was last updated on April 27, 2011 based on information from our public mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/ras-studcom
|Project||Description||People Responsible||Additional Info and Status|
|Coordinating SAC||doing everything||Laura Magheri|
|Student reporters at ICRA||Competition to promote report writing||We can publish on RAS website, NL and RAM|
|Industrial relations||funding, possible courses, co-ops, Ind. Link. Lib||Alejandro Perez, Shashank Gaur||Google Doc, Partially it covers with ICRA actv and professional relations, Create sponsor Doc!|
|Newsletter and Electronics Services||committee for communications||Marcelo L. Moreyra||See above!|
|Tutorials and lectures||Organizes professional events, create a knowl. base at RAS wiki||Angelos Wafik||Learning Classes, Enjoy Learning|
|RAS Wiki||clean and maintain wiki||Jonas Neubert|
|RA Magazine||write student column and more articles||Alejandro Perez, Marcelo L. Moreyra||Interviews, best paper awardees, CV HowTo|
|SAC Brochure||Create quality media materials||Alejandro Perez||We can put it on RAS website, robotics sites, forums, etc. A colorful version should support upcoming IROS and ICRA|
|Student reviewers program||create a program that lasts||Ludo Visser||Springer is hopefully in|
|Web Master||Ram Manohar Sharma||Maintains site|
|Projects looking for a leader|
|Student Photo Contest||ongoing and event based||you can all win with a nice shot|
|Code Head||review submissions||Think about rewards|
|Local chapters||Coordinate and support local chapters||Create a Manual/HowTo, coop with MAB|
|Avatar||handle Facebook, Twiki, Twitter||Create logo, Tshirt ,etc|
|IEEE Community||create an account for RAS (SAC)||Google docs app. form to fill|
|Cross-over relations||team up with other SACs||e.g. EMBS'. Maybe we could invite them for an ICRA student WS|
|Designer||create logo, T-shirt, etc|
|Robot Competitions||Assist with robot challenges, especially at ICRA||Coop with MAB, WG. e.g.: http://icra.wustl.edu/|
Fostering Interaction Between Robotists and Students (FIBRS) is a Student/Chair Mentorship Program run at the IROS and ICRA conferences. Find out more about it on the FIBRS wiki page.