Hello ICRA attendees!

This mail is to inform you about the various activities that your IEEE RAS student council is planning/preparing in Anchorage, Alaska. The ICRA organization committee has put together a very interesting schedule with almost every robotics related topic imaginable. However, after a day of intellectual hard work it is time to kick back and get to know your fellow students in a more relaxed setting. Also for the students who do not have to fly back home immediately we have organized some interesting trips on the Saturday after the conference has ended.
We have composed a mix of serious and fun activities around the regular conference program. Some of these activities require us to make reservations and in any case we do not want to leave any participants behind, so we would like to know if you want to participate. You can register by sending an email. Please send this email before April 20th.

All in all,
It promises to be a great conference and we are looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you there!

On behalf of the IEEE RAS student council,
Michel Franken, Tamas Haidegger, Alejandro Perez

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The Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is interested in both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation. Robotics is here defined to include intelligent machines and systems used, for example, in space exploration, human services, or manufacturing; whereas automation includes the use of automated methods in various applications, for example, factory, office, home, laboratory automation, or transportation systems to improve performance. The RAS Society provides aid in promoting close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its Members and Affiliates, and to this end holds meetings for the presentation of papers and their discussion, sponsors appropriate periodicals and special technical publications. 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!