R A S Activities

Professor Oussama Khatib's talk

Ocean One: A Robotic Avatar for Oceanic Discovery
When: Tuesday December 27, 2016 at 3:30pm
Where: Zewail City Zewail City of Science and Technology, Sheikh Zayed District 6th of October City, Giza, Egypt
Speaker: Professor Oussama Khatib, Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University.
To register [no later than December 26, 2016]: https://goo.gl/forms/jghIe9rlmNwYaDsF2

10.12.2016

28th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics

Call for Papers: IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring 28th IEEE International Conference on Microelectronics that takes place at Nile University in December 17-20, 2016, Cairo , Egypt.
Paper submission deadline is June 30, 2016 .

26.05.2016

Second International Workshop on Recent Advances in Robotics and Sensor Technology for Humanitarian Demining and Counter-IEDs

IEEE RAS Egypt organizes The Second International Workshop on Recent Advances in Robotics and Sensor Technology for Humanitarian Demining and Counter-IEDs (RST 2016) will take place in October 27-30, 2016 at Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt. Paper Submission Deadline: July 18, 2016.

21.01.2016

Minesweepers Webinars

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter has the pleasure to invite you to attend the following set of webinars the chapter is organizing in collaboration with Egypt Scholars:

  • Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free Competition, April 8, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, MENA Robotics, Egypt
  • Unmanned Ground Vehicles, April 22, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Ahmed Hussein, Intelligent Systems Lab (LSI), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, May 8, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Amr Nagaty, Aviya Aerospace Systems, Canada.
  • Robot Operating System (ROS), May 13, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Eng. Muhammad Aly, InnoVision Systems, Egypt.
  • Landmine Detection, May 20, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Hisham El-Sherif, German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt.
  • Wireless Communication for Teleoperated/Autonomous Vehicles, May 27, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Ahmed Madian, Nile University, Egypt.
  • Multirobot Systems, July 17, 2016 at 8:00PM (Cairo Time) by Dr. Alaa Khamis, Suez University, Egypt and University of Waterloo, Canada
To register, please visit: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjkzNA.

20.04.2016

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

Call for Participation: The fith edition of the competition is hosted by Zewail City of Science and Technology in October 27-30, 2016.
Registration due date is May 15, 2016.

20.04.2016

Upper Egypt In Action 2016

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter gave two awards for best robotics and automation project presented in Upper Egypt In Action 2016. The awards were judged by a committee from IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter. The winners were Smart Food Service(best robotics project) and Smart Traffic with Lighting Saving Energy Systemt (best automation project)

05.03.2016

Robo Camp Ismailia

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter organized Robo Camp Ismailia in the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate in Ismailia City in February 2 - February 3 2016. Photos of the event.

25.02.2016

International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics

The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics (AISI’16) will take place in October 24-26, 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. IEEE RAS Egypt is the technical co-sponsor of this conference. Paper Submission Deadline: April 30, 2016.

21.01.2016

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

An article about Minesweepers 2015 is published in December 2015 issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Download

22.11.2015

Webinar: Shaping the Future of Robotics and Automation in Egypt

Chapter chair will give a webinar entitled “Shaping the Future of Robotics and Automation in Egypt” organized by Egypt Scholars. For more information and to register.
Download [Slides: Egypt Scholars Video: to be posted soon...]

22.11.2015

Machine Intelligence: Promises and Challanges

Chapter chair gave a talk entitled “Machine Intelligence: Promises and Challanges” at Techne Summit 2015 . Slides are available here [Download]

28.10.2015

Egyptian Engineering Day

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter gave two awards for best robotics and automation project presented in EED 2015. The awards were judged by a committee from IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter. The winners were Aquaphoton ROV Team (best robotics project) and Wheelchair Project (best automation project)

21.10.2015

IEEE Webinar: Humanitarian Demining: Facts, Technology Enablers and Initiatives

Chapter chair gave an IEEE webinar entitled “Humanitarian Demining: Facts, Technology Enablers and Initiatives” organized by IEEE Region 9 SAC in July 6, 2015. Download

24.07.2015

Robotics and Automation Map in Arab World

A Google map contains information about different formal and informal education programs related to robotics and automation in Egypt and other Arab countries is now available. Information about research centres/groups and start-ups and SMEs is also available. The map is created based on data collected and categorized by Dr. Alaa Khamis, chapter chair.

22.06.2015

2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter receives the 2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year award at ICRA 2015 . Congratulations to Egypt!

28 May 2015

Using Probabilistic Algorithms for Perception, Navigation, Target Localization and Autonomous Robots

Speaker: Dr. Howard Li, Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of COllaboration Based Robotics and Automations (COBRA) research group at University of New Brunswick, Canada. This talk has been delivered as part of Robotics and AI Track at The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2015) technically sponsored by IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter.

17.04.2015

The Marques Aviation Unmanned Aircraft: Trends in Design and Innovation

Speaker: Dr. Pascual Marqués is the Founder and President of Marques Aviation Ltd in the United Kingdom and the International Director (UK) of Unmanned Vehicle University. This talk has been delivered as part of Robotics and AI Track at The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2015) technically sponsored by IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter.

14.04.2015

Machine Intelligence and its Role in Strengthening Industry-Academia Collaboration

Speaker: Dr. Alaa Khamis is Associate Professor at Suez University, Senior Research Scientist at Vestec, Inc. Canada and the Founder and Chair of IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter. This talk has been delivered as part of Robotics and AI Track at The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2015) technically sponsored by IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter.

14.04.2015

Workshop on Recent Advanced on Robotics and Sensor Technology for Humanitarian Demining

Call for Papers: Workshop on Recent Advanced on Robotics and Sensor Technology for Humanitarian Demining in The 6th International Conference on Computing and Informatics in Northern Chile (INFONOR-Chile 2015). IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter chair is the co-organizer of this workshop. Paper submission deadline is March 1, 2015.

15.02.2015

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

Call for Participation: The fourth edition of competition is organized Universidad Catolica del Norte (Catholic University of the North) in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Computing and Informatics in Northern Chile (INFONOR-Chile 2015). Registration due date is March 15, 2015.

05.02.2015

The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2015)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2015) that will take place in Fairmont Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt in April 7-9, 2014. The Robotics Technology and Artificial Intelligence Track of IAC2015 is co-chaired by IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter chair and vice-chair.

01.05.2015

2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award for 2015. Congratulations to Egypt!

8 Dec. 2014

The 9th International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2015)

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring CSCC2015 that will take place in Zakynthos Island, Greece, July 16-20, 2015. Paper submission deadline: May 16, 2015.

1 Nov. 2014

The 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring CEIT 2015 that will be held in Tlemcen, Algeria, 25-27 May, 2015.Deadline for paper submission is February 15, 2015. Download CFP

1 Nov. 2014

Special Session On Robot Vision and Vision-based Blind Assistive Technologies

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring Special Session On Robot Vision and Vision-based Blind Assistive Technologies at The 2nd International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA14).
Deadline for paper submission is June 30th, 2014.

06.04.2014

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

Call for Participation: The third edition of competition is organized in September 1-3, 2014 by Institute for Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra under the auspices of IEEE RAS Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (RAS-SIGHT).
Registration due date is May 15, 2014.

04.07.2014

Neuro-fuzzy systems: Trends and Applications

Keynote speech given by Dr. Ahmad Taher Azar, Educational Chair of IEEE RAS Egypt chapter at International Conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology (CEIT’14), March 22-25, Tunisia.

04.07.2014

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter’s competition Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World has been featured in pages 83-84 of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.

03.17.2014

Role of Cooperation in Multi-robot Systems

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter chair Dr. Alaa Khamis gave a keynote speech about role of cooperation in multi-robot systems in The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2014).

03.17.2014

2013 Chapter of the Year in Egypt Section

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter has been selected as best chapter in Egypt in the closing event of 2013 activities of IEEE Egypt Section. Our chapter is also the winner of the 2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

01.24.2014

IEEE President Visit

Jose Roberto De Marca, IEEE President and Costas Stasopoulos, Region 8 President Elect visit Egypt in January 22nd-26th, 2014. IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is participating in a meeting with the IEEE delegates and IEEE key officers in Egypt Section. Our recent activities to serve our society will be presented in this meeting.

1.21.2014

International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics (REM 2014)

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring the International Workshop on Research and Education in Mechatronics (REM 2014) that will take place in 9-11 September 2014, Elgouna, Egypt.

12.14.2013

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World

Final round of IEEE RAS– Egypt Chapter competition toke place in November 6-7, 2013 at the German University in Cairo. Minesweepers 2013 Results:
Regular: 1- EMAR, Minebusters (GUC) & The Rabbite (MUST)
Juniors: 1- MineDragon (Creatokids) & 2- Kids Finder Robot (IDEL School)
Congratulations for all the teams and See you in Minesweepers 2014. Photos and videos of the events are available here.

11.09.2013

The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2014)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring The International Conference on Industry Academia Collaboration (IAC2014) that will take place in Fairmont Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt in March 3-5, 2014. The Robotics Technology and Artificial Intelligence Track of IAC2014 is co-chaired by IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter chair and vice-chair.

09.30.2013

The second International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring The second International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET) that will take place in April 19-20, 2014 at German University in Cairo. The IEEE RAS Egypt chapter chair is the founder of this conference

07.20.2013

2013 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (IEEE ICECS 2013)

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring The 2013 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (IEEE ICECS 2013) that will take place in December 9-12, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference was supposed to take place in Cairo but it has been moved to Abu Dhabi due to the political instability in Egypt.

06.25.2013

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World Orientation Day

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World orientation day will take place in Thursday, June 27, 2013 at German University in Cairo. For more information, visit our facebook page.

06.25.2013

2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Chapter of the Year Award in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Our chapter has obtained this most prestigious award for being especially engaged in humanitarian activities of national importance and for being able to put into practice the mission of IEEE, “…to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Congratulations to Egypt! Gallery: 1, 2 & 3

05.17.2013

Active Learning Methods for Image Analysis: Invited Talk

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter organzied a invited talk entitled: Two Recent Active Learning Methods for Image Analysis given by Prof. Dr. Farid Melgani, University of Trento, Italy at Ain Shams University

05.16.2013

Technology and Entrepreneurship Day

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society – Egypt Chapter organizes the first Technology and Entrepreneurship Day at Suez University in collaboration with Hadath for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Google and Microsoft. The event takes place on Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 11:00AM-2:30PM at Hall-1 at Suez University.

4.01.2013

Minesweepers Orientation Sessions

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society – Egypt Chapter in collaboration with Hadath for Innovation and Entrepreneurship organizes a number of orientation sessions for Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World at number of Egyptian universities. Ain Shams University Session is in March 28, 2013. Cairo University session is in April 11, 2013.

03.30.2013

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World

In order to foster robotics research and its applications in the area of humanitarian demining in the world, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society – Egypt Chapter organizes Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World as the first international outdoor robotic competition on humanitarian demining. It aims at raising the public awareness of the seriousness of the landmines and UXOs contamination and the role of science and technology in solving this problem and motivates professors, engineers and students working on innovative solutions for this serious problem.A special version of the competition entitled Junior Minesweepers is dedicated to primary and secondary school students.

04.18.2013

Robotics between Fact and Fiction

IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter chair Dr. Alaa Khamis gave a talk entitled "Robotics between Fact and Fiction" in the orientation session of ROV competition that took place at Ain Shams University.

04.02.2013

ROV Egypt

IEEE Robotics and Automation – Egypt chapter is the academic partner for the 2013 ROV EGYPT Regional Competition. ROV, or Remotely Operated Vehicle, is a tethered underwater robot used for many purposes across many industries that operate underwater. ROVs can perform many specialized tasks in industries such as oil and gas, commercial shipping, salvage, ship husbandry, potable water, ocean engineering, video production, scientific research and others. The IEEE RAS Egypt chapter technically sponsors the competition and will provide trophies and certificates of honor for the winners.

15.01.2013

Robots Moving Closer to Humans: IEEE Distinguished Ambassador Seminar

Speaker: Professor Bruno Siciliano, Professor of Control and Robotics, Director of the PRISMA Lab in the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering at University of Naples Federico II and Past-President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
When: Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 6:00PM
Where: Auditorium of Nile University in Smart Village.
Download:
Robotics & Automation Society - Egypt Chapter by Dr. Alaa Khamis, Chapter Chair
IEEE Robotics & Automation Society by Prof. Dr. Bruno Siciliano
Robots Moving Closer to Humans by Prof. Dr. Bruno Siciliano

02.01.2013

Cooperative Multirobot Systems

IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organizes a seminar about Cooperative Multirobot Systems in Faculty of Computers and Information Science at Ain Shams University .This seminar is prepared and given by Dr. Alaa Khamis, chapter founder and chair.

29.11.2012

Optimization with Engineering Applications

IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organizes a free intenstive course entitled "Optimization with Engineering Applications" at Suez Canal University.The course is prepared and given by Dr. Alaa Khamis, chapter founder and chair. [posted November 1, 2012].

10.11.2012

IEEE Distinguished Lecture

IEEE Distinguished Lecture: Pico-Satellites for Education and Research in Networked Space Systems, given by Prof. Dr. Klaus Schilling, Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany in October 11, 2012 in New Cairo CIty. This lecture has been sponsored by IEEE Distinguished Lectures Program fund offered to IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter.

11.10.2012

Social Robotics Plenary Talk

IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organized a talk about Social Roboitcs given at Germany University in Cairo by Prof. Dr. Miguel A. Salichs, Director of RoboticsLab, Department of Systems Engineering and Automation, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain..

11.10.2012

Panel Session

Panel Session: Robotics Education: From Schools to Academia and Industry, International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET 2012), German University in Cairo, Egypt.

2012

EgyptianWorld Robotics Olympiad

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter supports the EgyptianWorld Robotics Olympiad. This competition is divided into 3 categories (Regular, Open and Soccer). This year the theme of the competition was "Robots Connecting People". The number of overall winners was 7 seven teams from all categories who are going to present Egypt in the International finals. IEEE RAS Egypt offered awards to the winning teams.

2012

Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free Egypt

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is organizing a robotic competition "Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free Egypt" that aims at fostering robotics research and its applications in the area of humanitarian demining in Egypt. As Egypt has been listed as the country most contaminated by landmines in the world with an estimate of approximately 23,000,000 landmines, this competition will raise the public awareness of the role of science and technology in solving this problem and will motivate professors, engineers and students working in this pertinent area of national importance. In Minesweepers, 97 participating teams will construct teleoperated or autonomous robots that should be able to search for underground and aboveground anti-personnel mines and produce a map of the detected mines. The robots have to be able to navigate through rough terrain that mimics a real minefield. The chapter broadcasts a set of Webinars (Web Seminars) to help the participating teams in constructing the demining robots covering different related topics such as locomotion systems, environment perception, robot navigation and wireless communication. Orientation sessions at participating universities will also be offered. The competition is partially sponsored and will be hosted this year at the German University in Cairo. Executive Secretariat for the Demining and Development of the North West Coast, Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation provide in-kind support for the competition. Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free Egypt is held in conjunction with the Egyptian Engineering Day 2012.

21.06.2010

How to Build a Real Robot

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is offering a free intensive course about "How to Build a Real Robot" at different Egyptian universities to the all interested students from different majors. The objective of this course is to teach students how to build a real robot that can achieve intelligent connection between perception and action. Without assuming any prior knowledge of robotics, the course provides an introduction to the key issues involved in the development of real robots such as locomotion systems, sensing the world, microcontrollers, etc. This is a lecture-lab-project course in which topics are presented by the instructor supported by a set of laboratory sessions given by teaching assistants. A team-based competition project is integrated as an essential part of the course. This project helps students to get hands-on experience in designing and implementing robotic systems. The project is a robotic competition entitled "NileBot". The objective of this competition is to design a robot that can follow a meandering path that mimics Nile river path from Aswan to Cairo accurately in the least amount of time. The robot will be placed at a pre-assigned starting point (Aswan) and may be started by hand as directed by the judge. Once started your robot must navigate along a black line as quickly as possible. This robot must have two important aspects: the capacity of detecting and following-up the path and the rapidity with which the maneuvers are carried out. This course has been offered to 78 students at three Egyptian universities.

14.06.2010

RASTalks

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter initiated Robotics and Autonomous Systems Talks (RASTalks), a series of seminars that provide a communication point for undergraduate and postgraduate students to share and learn about others research ideas in an informal manner. These informal talks are widely open to all students interested in robotics and automation. Talks are at a level that could be understood by a non-specialist. RASTalks started at German University in Cairo and will be repeated at other Egyptian universities.

21.06.2010

ICET 2012

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter is organizing the International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET 2012) in conjunction with the German University in Cairo (GUC) 10th year anniversary in the beautiful city of Cairo, Egypt. ICET aims at providing a platform for researchers, engineers, academics and industrial professionals to present their recent research work and to explore future trends in various areas of engineering and technology.

21.06.2010

Special Session and Competition on Robot Vision

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter sponsors Special Session and Competition on Robot Vision in the International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA 2012), Cairo, Egypt 8th-10thDec. 2012.

21.06.2010

IEEE RAS Egypt

IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter organized a talk about Networked Robot System given by Prof. Dr. rer. nat Klaus Schilling, Professor and Chair of Robotics and Telematics Lab, Julius-Maximilians-University Wurzburg, Germany and Consulting Professor at Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, USA.

21.06.2010
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