Each R&D Institute member send one representative to the Research Committee, which nominates among its members a Chairman and a maximum number of five further members, in order to be send to the General Assembly as representatives with voting rights. The Research Committee operates under procedures developed by it and approved by the Executive Board.
It is the Committee's responsibility to develop and promote the International Symposium on Robotics ISR. They support the collection and selection of high quality papers.
Members of the Research Committee are also part of the IERA Award evaluation committee.
The Research Committee meets once a year during the ISR.