We are very excited to let you know about the creation of an IEEE Joint Robotics & Automation – Controls Systems (JRACS) Chapter in Huntsville. Effective February 8th, 2012, the former Control Systems Society (CSS) Chapter was expanded and became a Joint Chapter with the Robotics & Automation Society (RAS). Given the natural strong technical synergies between the two societies, the establishment of the joint chapter will strengthen and increase member participation from all related technical areas. You can read more about it in the JRACS Chapter Creation Announcement.
The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) strives to advance innovation, education, and fundamental and applied research in Robotics and Automation. Robotics focuses on systems incorporating sensors and actuators that operate autonomously or semi-autonomously in cooperation with humans. Robotics research emphasizes intelligence and adaptability to cope with unstructured environments. Automation research emphasizes efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, focusing on systems that operate autonomously,often in structured environments over extended periods, and on the explicit structuring of such environments.
The Controls Systems Society (CSS) is dedicated to the advancement of research, development, and practice in automation and control systems. The society and its members are involved in a number of activities, including publishing journals and a magazine, holding a number of conferences, and sponsoring committees in various areas of technical specialization.
For more information about the local JRACS Chapter please contact the Chapter Chair, Leandro G. Barajas, Ph.D, PMP.