RAS Members in the News: MassRobotics Selects Nancy Amato for Its Inaugural Robotics Medal and Alyssa Pierson for Its Inaugural Rising Star Award

Two distinguished RAS members were recently honored with awards from MassRobotics on 1 June at the Awards Ceremony at the 2023 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in London.

Nancy Amato, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head of the Computer Science Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, received the inaugural Robotics Medal.

Alyssa Pierson, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Chief Scientist at Ava Robotics, received the inaugural Rising Star Award.

You can read more about these awards and Professors Amato’s and Pierson’s achievements here.


Nancy Amato receives the Robotics Medal from MassRobotics.


Alyssa Pierson receives the Rising Star Award from MassRobotics.

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