All IFRR events are driven by volunteers, who often prestigious roles at their international top-tier universities. IFRR events feature outreach activities to involve local audiences and the general public. Companies and international enterprises offer sponsorship and support for IFRR events. Many volunteers are also active in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), so that synergy effects can be leveraged for the robotics research community. One example outcome is the Multimedia Extension of the Springer Handbook of Robotics, which was supported by both IFRR and IEEE RAS.