The aim of the annual IEEE UK&I RAS conference is to improve the communication of its members and other researchers, young students and industrial professionals who are interested in the activities of RAS in research, development and education, share the knowledge, latest research achievements and technologies in RAS, and promote collaboration and knowledge transformation.
Synchronising with the pace of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the UK & Ireland RAS chapter addresses the advancement of the theory and practice of robotics and automation engineering and science and of the allied arts and sciences, and for the maintenance of high professional standards among its members.
Today, Robotics and Automation Technologies have been widely applied in various areas, such as Extreme & Hazard Environments, Manufacturing, Food Automaiton, Medical Surgery, Healthcare, Agriculture, Urban Search and Rescue, Surveillance, etc. AI technology has played significant roles in the development of RAS. Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) inspired wider applications of RAS.
The value of IoRT has been demonstrated in distributed, heterogeneous robot control paradigms like networked robot systems or robot ecologies, or in approaches such as ubiquitous robotics and cloud robotics that place resource-intensive computation on the cloud. We invite 2 keynote speakers and 20 experts in the area of RAS to present the latest technologies in RAS and explore the challenges in different applications.
To encourage more young researchers to join the Research and Development of RAS, a poster competition will be held.