The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) is interested in both applied and theoretical issues in robotics and automation.
The IEEE-RAS Technical Committee (TC) on Roboethics aims to provide the IEEE-RAS with a framework for analyzing the ethical implications of robotics research, by promoting the discussion among researchers, philosophers, ethicists, and manufacturers, but also by supporting the establishment of shared tools for managing ethical issues in this context.

The IEEE-RAS Technical Committee on Roboethics was founded in 2004.
Co-Chairs: Gianmarco Veruggio, Ronald Arkin, Atsuo Takanishi.
Founding Co-Chairs: Paolo Dario, Ronald Arkin, Kazuo Tanie.

In Memoriam
Professor Kazuo Tanie passed away on June 9th, 2007.
He has been a very active roboticists, who was also President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society 2004-5.
We warmly remember Professor Tanie who was so open and sensitive to the social implications of Robotics to have come to the First International Symposium on Roboethics, Sanremo, Italy, in January 2004.
His commitment led him to kindly serve as Co-Chair of the newly founded Technical Committee on Roboethics.
We miss him greatly.
Kazuo Tanie