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IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation

About the Award

Description: This award will recognize outstanding contributions of an individual for his/her exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication that benefit the Robotics and Automation community. The award is named in honor of Professor George Saridis, the Founding President of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Council, which later became the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, who exemplified the characteristics sought in nominees for this award. Up to two awards will be given each year. 
Administration: The award will be administered by the Awards Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Awards Committee: The Awards Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is established according to the RAS Bylaws, and is chaired or co-chaired by the Senior Past President. The seeking of nominations and selection of winners will be conducted in accordance with the Society Bylaws and Standing Rules.
Established: 2008
Prize: $1,000 and a plaque.
Funding: Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Eligibility: Only IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members are eligible.
Basis for Judging: Exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication that result in the professional growth of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Quality and significance of leadership that benefits the Robotics and Automation community.
Presentation: At the next IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society after a recipient has been selected.

Nomination Form:


Winners of this Award


2014
Paolo Dario - "For pioneering and consolidating robotics as pervasive technology, with interdisciplinary and visionary ideas, extending RAS leadership through inclusiveness towards other communities"
Oussama Khatib - "In recognition of his vision and leadership in introducing and nurturing important innovations in conferences in robotics and automation"

2013
Award Not Presented

2012
George Bekey - "For his leadership in the robotics and automation community, realized through innovative research, education, and service contributions"

2011
Richard Volz - "For exceptional leadership in RAS governance, publications and society procedures"

2010
C.S. George Lee - "For leadership and contributions in RAS technical activities and conferences"

2009
Tzyh-Jong Tarn - "For leadership in initiation of the Robotics and Automation Society, establishment of original awards, and promotion of world-wide conference activities"
Toshio Fukuda - "For leadership in expanding RAS technical activities to Japan and his contributions to RAS technical activities"

2008 
Georges Giralt