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IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (TFA)

About the Award

Description: The award is presented for contributions in the field of robotics and automation. It can be presented to an individual or team of up to three in number. The contributions can include but are not limited to: manufacturing automation, Robotics and Automation in Unstructured Environments, Sensor Design, Integration and Fusion, Robot Design, Modeling, Planning and Control, Methodologies for Robotics and Automation
Established: 2002
Prize: Bronze medal, certificate and $10,000 honorarium
Funding: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Eligibility: Any person may be nominated for a TFA or may nominate a candidate, regardless of IEEE member status. Certain exceptions, to avoid conflict of interest or multiple awards for the same work are stated in the award guidelines
Basis for Judging: IEEE Technical Field Awards Council
Presentation: Presented by the President or member of the Board of Directors of IEEE at an IEEE-RAS sponsored conference

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Winners of this Award

2015
Rodney Allen Brooks
"For pioneering contributions to and leadership in research and commercialization of autonomous robotics, spanning mobile, humanoid, service, and manufacturing robotics"

2014

Shigeo Hirose - "For contributions to the design and construction of multiple nonconventional robotic systems such as snakelike, quadruped walking, wall climbing, and swarm robots"

2013
Ruzena Bajcsy
"For contributions to computer vision, the active perception paradigm, and medical robotics"

2012
Bernard Roth - "For fundamental contributions to robot kinematics, manipulation, and design"

2011
Hirochika Inoue - "For original and continuous contributions to research in intelligent robotics, in particular to real-time vision and humanoid robotics"

2010
Toshio Fukuda - "For leadership and pioneering contributions to Intelligent Robotic Systems and Micro and Nano Robotic Systems"

2009
Antal Bejczy - "For leadership and sustained contributions to a broad set of innovative robotic and automation techniques applicable to space research and on Earth"

2008
Paul G. Backes, Eric T. Baumgartner, Larry H. Matthies - "For contributions to robotics enabling effective autonomous operations of science investigations under extreme conditions on the planet Mars"

2007
Gerhard Hirzinger - "For contributions in robot mechatronics, telerobotics, man-machine interface research, and space robotics"

2006
George Bekey - "For contributions to research and education in biologically inspired and intelligent robots"

2005
Seiuemon Inaba - "For long-standing leadership and technical contributions to the development of Numerical Control machines, industrial robots, and flexible factory automation"

2004
Joseph Engelberger - "For a lifetime of achievement in establishing and advancing the field of robotics and automation worldwide"