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55 December 11, 2016 Professor Oussama Khatib's talk
Title: 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
54 August 14, 2016 Call for Papers: IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics. Download CFP. Paper submission deadline is September 1, 2016.
53 March 3, 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).
52 February 21, 2016 IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter orgnaized Robo Camp Ismailia in the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate in Ismailia City in February 2 - February 3 2016. Photos of the event.
51 January 21, 2016 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 sponsor of this conference. PaperSubmission Deadline: April 30, 2016.
50 October 30, 2015 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
49 October 28, 2015 Chapter chair gave a talk entitled “Machine Intelligence: Promises and Challanges” at Techne Summit 2015 .
48 October 21, 2016 IIEEE RAS Egypt Chapter gave two awards for best robotics and automation project presented in Egyptian Engineering Day . 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).
47 June 22, 2015 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.
46 May 28, 2015 IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter receives the 2015 IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year award at ICRA 2015 .
45 Feb. 15, 2015 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.
44 Feb. 5, 2015 The fourth edition of Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World is organized by 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.
43 Dec. 8, 2014 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter has been selected as the recipient of the IEEE RAS Chapter of the Year Award for 2015.

42 June 4, 2014 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.
41 April 6, 2014 The third edition of Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World 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. Download: Call for Participation
41 March 17, 2014 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
40 February 26, 2014 IEEE RAS Egypt Student Branches first meeting has taken place in February 22, 2014 at Alexandria University in the presence of Prof. Dr. Mohamed Rezk, IEEE RAS Egypt Alexandria Student chapter Advisor, IEEE RAS Egypt representatives at different universities and Eng. Mohamed Gamal, IEEE RAS Egypt Student Activities Coordinator and Student District Operating Board (SDOB) Chair Of Egypt. Representatives from Tanta University, Mansoura, Zagazig, MUST, Minya, Helwan, Giza institute, Benha, HTI and Alexandria University (the host of the meeting) have attended this first meeting to put a general plan for the work of the next period all over Egypt. Photos from the meeting are available on the Chapter Facebook Page
39 January 24, 2014 IEEE RAS Egypt has been selected as best chapter in Egypt in the closing event of 2013 activities of IEEE Egypt Section.
38 January 21, 2014 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.
37 December 14, 2013 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.
36 November 25, 2013

Final round of IEEE RAS– Egypt Chapter competition Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World has been featured in November 2013 issue of IEEE The Institute.

35 November 09, 2013

Final round of IEEE RAS– Egypt Chapter competition Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World 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.

34 September 30, 2013 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter is technically sponsoring The International Conference for 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.
33 September 19, 2013 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society– Egypt Chapter IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter has been featured September 2013 issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation magazine.
32 July 20, 2013 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.
31 July 20, 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.
30 June 25, 2013 Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World orientation day will take place in Thursday, June 27, 2013 at German University in Cairo.
29 June 24, 2013 Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World workshop at Mansoura University will take place in June 26, 2013 at 10:00Am in Said Ashour Hall.
28 April 22, 2013 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!
27 April 1, 2013 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.
26 March 28, 2013 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.
25 March 1, 2013 Call for Participation for Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free World, first international robotic outdoor competition for humanitarian demining. This competition is organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Egypt Chapter and is sponsored and hosted this year by the German University in Cairo (GUC). It is supported by Executive Secretariat for the Demining & Development of the North West Coast, Ministry of International Cooperation, Mines Action & Human Rights Foundation and Protection Against Armaments & Consequences and African Robotics Network (AFRON). I'm the creator and coordinator of this competition.
24 February 15, 2013 Dr. Alaa Khamis, Chapter chair will give a seminar entitled Robotics between Fact and Fiction in the orientation session of ROV competition at Ain Shams University and British University in Egypt (BUE).
23 December 28, 2012 IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter organizes an IEEE Distinguished Ambassador Seminar entitled "Robots Moving Closer to Humans" by 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. The seminar will take place on Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 6:00PM in Auditorium of Nile University in Smart Village.
22 November 29, 2012 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..
21 November 1, 2012 IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organizes a free intenstive course entitled "Optimization with Engineering Applications" for postgraduate students at Suez Canal University.The course is prepared and given by Dr. Alaa Khamis, chapter founder and chair.
20 October 11, 2012 IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organized an 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.
19 October 11, 2012 IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter organized a Panel Session about Robotics Education: From Schools to Academia and Industry in the International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET 2012), Cairo, Egypt.
18 October 1, 2012 Announcement of African Robotics Network (AFRON) "$10 Robot" Design Challenge Winners. I served as a juror in this competition. Dr. Alaa Khamis, chapter chair served as a juror in this competition.
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September 18, 2012 Announcement of Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free Egypt competition winners.
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May 8, 2012
IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter has joined African Robotics Network (AFRON).
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May 2, 2012
Call for Papers: Special Session: Recent Advances on Sensor and Actor Networks in the International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET 2012) sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter. Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2012.
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May 1, 2012
Call for Papers: International Conference on Engineering and Technology (ICET 2012) sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter. Paper submission deadline: July 1, 2012.
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April 27, 2012
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) - Egypt Chapter Webinar:
- Topic: Perception and Navigation of Autonomous Vehicles
- Speaker: Prof. Dr. Howard Li, Director of COllaboration Based Robotics and Automations (COBRA) Group, University of New Brunswick, Canada
- When: Saturday April 28, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time)
- How to join: click here.
- For more information, visit: http://www.landminefree.org/webinars
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April 21, 2012
Call for Papers: Special Session and Competition on Robot Vision sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter. The International Conference on Advanced Machine Learning Technologies and Applications (AMLTA 2012), Cairo, Egypt 8th-10thDec. 2012. Deadline for paper submission: September 8, 2012
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April 21, 2012
IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter Webinar: UXO Detection using Machine Vision, April 23, 2012, at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Mohamed Salem. More information: http://www.landminefree.org/webinars
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April 4, 2012
IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter Webinar: Buried Mine Detection, April 17, 2012 , at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Hisham El-Sherif. More information: http://www.landminefree.org/webinars
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April 4, 2012
IEEE RAS - Egypt Chapter Webinar: Mobile Robot Locomotion and Positioning Systems, April 7, 2012 , at 18:00 (Cairo Time) by Dr. Alaa Khamis. More information: http://www.landminefree.org/webinars
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March 7, 2012
IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter Webinars: IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter will broadcast a set of Webinars (Web Seminars) to help interested students and engineers in constructing demining robots covering different related topics such as locomotion systems, environment perception, buried mine and unexploded ordnance (UXO) detection, robot navigation and wireless communication. The first webinar will take place on this Saturday March 10, 2012 at 6:00PM (Cairo Time). In this first webinar, competition organizers will explain the competition rules. To join this webinar, please use this link.
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March 7, 2012
Call for Papers: First International Symposium for Socially and Technically Symbiotic Systems, Okayama, Japan. Submission Due Date is March 20, 2012.
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March 7, 2012 RASTalks: Multirobot Cooperation in the context of Humanitarian Demining, by Eng. Asser El-Gindy [March 08, 2012, 3rd slot in H6]. These seminars have been covered by local media
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March 3, 2012
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter gives a free intensive course about how to be build a real robot starting from this Thursday March 1, 2012 at Tanta University. Same course has been offered last month at Suez Canal University and will be offered soon inshaa Allah at Ain Shams University and other Egyptian universities. The course contains 4 lectures (Intro., building the body,... sensing the world and adding the brain) supported by 4 lab sessions. A team-based competition project called NileBot is integrated as an essential part of the course. The objective of this NileBot competition is to design robot that can follow a meandering path that mimics Nile river path from Aswan to Cairo accurately in the least amount of time. The course is covered by local media.
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Dec. 31, 2011
First Call for Participation for Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free 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, Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-Free Egypt is the first national robotic competition aimed at fostering robotics research and its applications in the area of humanitarian demining in Egypt. 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. The competition is organized by IEEE Rbotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter and is sponsored and host this year at the German University in Cairo.
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Dec. 16, 2011 IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter talk: Metaheuristic Optimization by Dr. Alaa Khamis, at Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology .
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September 25, 2011
Launch Event of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society - Egypt Chapter has taken place on Sunday September 18, 2011 at the GUC.
The event has been covered by local media.
A photo gallary of the event is available here.
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September 10, 2011
Launch event of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Egypt Chapter under the honorary patronage of Prof. Dr. Ashraf Mansour, GUC Prime Founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees.
When: Sunday September 18, 2011.
Where: H15, German University in Cairo
Agenda:
12:30-12:35 Brief Introduction by Chapter co-founders.
12:35-12:50 Brief Speech by Prof. Dr. Ashraf Mansour, Chairman and GUC prim founder.
12:50-13:00 Brief speech by Prof. Dr. Samir Shaheen, IEEE Egypt section Chairman.
13:00-14:00 Distinguish Lecture 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.
15:30-17:00 IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter Committee Meeting [Closed meeting]
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