IEEE RAS George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation

About the Award

Description: This award recognizes outstanding contributions of an individual for his/her exceptional leadership, and dedication that benefit the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. 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. 
Established: 2008
Prize: USD$1,000 and plaque. Up to two awards will be given each year, and no award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.
Funding: Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Eligibility: Only IEEE Robotics and Automation Society members are eligible.
Basis for Judging: Exceptional leadership 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) after a recipient has been selected.

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Winners of this Award

 

2017
Vijay Kumar
"For his leadership in building institutions and in creating national and international programs to promote robotics and automation"
Peter B. Luh
"For exceptional vision and leadership in strengthening and promoting the field of automation science and engineering"

2016
Ken Goldberg
"For his exceptional leadership, innovations and contributions to advancing automation science and engineering, particularly public outreach and archival publications"
Nikos Papanikolopoulos
"For his leadership, innovation, and dedication in RAS conference activities"

2015
Bruno Siciliano
"For his outstanding leadership in the robotics and automation community as a research innovator, an inspired educator, a dedicated contributor of professional service, an ambassador of science and technology"

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

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