McAuley missed the 3-3 draw at Doncaster through suspension last weekend but he is back in contention for Saturday's Championship clash against the Magpies.
The north stand at Portman Road will be officially renamed after Robson before the game and Keane will hope his side are inspired enough to record their first league win of the campaign.
Jack Colback and Tamas Priskin both scored after coming off the bench at Doncaster and could start while former Sunderland winger Carlos Edwards is now fully fit after recent hamstring trouble.
Midfielders Luciano Civelli and David Norris remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries while Ben Thatcher will not be considered after reporting late for training.
Kick-off in East Anglia is at 5.30pm.