Congratulations to Daniela Rus, Recipient of the 2023 IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award

Rus made the design of distributed noisy networked robot systems more efficient, an essential step in the controllability of fleets of autonomous vehicles.

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society is most pleased to announce that Daniela Rus has been selected as the recipient of the prestigious 2023 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award. Professor Rus was selected “for pioneering contributions to the design, realization, and theoretical foundations of innovative distributed, networked autonomous systems.” Pro­fessor Rus will receive the award at the 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which will be held in London, UK from 29 May–2 June 2023.


Daniela Rus has made fundamental contributions to the science and engineering of autonomy, with a special focus on robotic interactions. Her work is enabling a future in which ma­chines are pervasively integrated into the fabric of life. She has significantly advanced the ability of machines to reason, learn, and adapt to complex tasks in human-centered environ­ments. The applications of her work include transportation, man­ufactur­ing, agriculture, underwater explora­tion, smart cities, and in-home tasks like cooking. Her recent work focused on computational design and fabrica­tion of robots, as well as safe learn­ing-based control for adaptation to changing conditions place her at the leading edge of her field.

An IEEE Fellow, Rus is the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Professor and director of CSAIL, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

About the IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (TFA) was established in 2002 by the IEEE Board of Directors. This TFA is presented for contributions in the field of robotics and automation; it is sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

More information and a list of past recipients can be found here.

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