The robotics industry’s highest honor, the Engelberger Robotics Award, will be presented to Dean Kamen and Raffaello D’Andrea at a special ceremony on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the Automate 2015 Show and Conference and the 46th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2015).
The awards, named after the worldwide “father of robotics,” Joseph F. Engelberger, are presented annually by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry’s trade group. Each recipient will receive a special plaque, commemorative medallion and a $5,000 honorarium. Beginning with the initial presentation in 1977, 121 industry leaders from 17 nations have now been selected for this honor.
Founder of FIRST, Dean Kamen will be awarded the 2015 Engelberger Award for Leadership. Co-founder of Kiva Systems, Raffaello D’Andrea will be awarded the 2015 Engelberger Award for Technology.
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