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David Orin becomes president of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Professor Emeritus David OrinDavid Orin, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, began his two-year term as the president of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) in January. IEEE RAS is one of 45 technical societies and councils within the IEEE. The IEEE is the largest technical, professional society globally with more than 400,000 members.

IEEE RAS is the largest robotics society in the world with more than 9000 members in 110 countries.  The society sponsors two major conferences with 1500+ attendees, two major journals and a magazine.

Orin retired from Ohio State in 2009, but remains active in the ECE department and continues teaching and conducting research in the area of robotics. Currently, he is a senior-investigator, along with ECE Professor Yuan F. Zheng, for a $6 million National Science Foundation grant to a consortium of institutions led by Drexel University for humanoid robotics research. The goal of the five-year project, part of NSF’s Major Research Infrastructure-Recovery and Reinvestment (MRI-R2) program, is to rapidly advance U.S. humanoid research by developing a common open platform. Read more about this project here.