Robotics & Automation / Instrumentation & Measurement Society

RA/IM technical lecture titled “Beyond Visual Line of Sight Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations: University, Industry and Government” with Dr. Siu O’Young on February 10, 2020.

Chapter Executive

Chair: Ferial El-Hawary

Description of the IEEE Parent Society

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s objectives are scientific, literary and educational in character. The Society strives for 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, all in consonance with the Constitution and Bylaws of the IEEE and with special attention to such aims within the Field of Interest of the Society.

Vision Statement: To be the most recognized and respected global organization in Robotics and Automation.

Mission Statement: To foster the development and facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological knowledge in Robotics and Automation that benefits members, the profession and humanity.


The IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society

Vision Statement: Be the premier international professional Society in the Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) fields.

Mission Statements: Provide the most comprehensive and high-quality services to our members and related professionals. Serve as the professional incubator for the growth of all (particularly younger) members. Be in the forefront of future I&M fundamental, technological, and application advances. Provide education in the field of instrumentation and measurement.

Goals / Focus of the Local Chapter


History of the Local Chapter


Traditional Events / Schedules / Formats

Events have traditionally been in the form of lecture style presentation or a tour of a company or facility. Speakers have been drawn primarily from Distinguished Lecturer organised through the Eastern Area or a visiting professor and also from local companies and organizations. Events usually begin at 5:30pm so as to not overlap with classes running at the local universities and to catch most industry members immediately following working hours.

Historical Leanings / What Works Well

RAS and IMS societies provide lists of distinguished lecturers in different areas relevant to the chapters. Usually we can invite from these lists worldwide renowned professors and chief scientist in leading companies that are specialized in topics relevant to our members.

After the DL expresses his interest to visit our chapter for lecture, we send the lecture proposal to the DL program general Chair for approval. After receiving the approval we publicize this lecture in Atlantic Canada website. Also to get more engagement from our IEEE students’ members we publicize this lecture internally in universities.

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