Award information

The IEEE Robotics and Automation Award was established in 2002.

Recipient selection is administered through the Technical Field Awards Council of the IEEE Awards Board.

Presented to: An individual or team of up to three in number

Scope: For contributions in the field of robotics and automation

Prize: The award consists of bronze medal, certificate, and honorarium.

Basis for judging: In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: manufacturing automation, robotics and automation in unstructured environment, sensor design, integration and fusion, robot design, modeling, planning and control, methodologies for robotics and automation, and the quality of the nomination.

Nomination deadline: 15 January

Endorsement deadline: 31 January

Notification: Recipients are typically approved during the June IEEE Board of Directors meeting, usually held towards the end of the month. Recipients and their nominators will be notified following the meeting. Subsequently, the nominators of unsuccessful candidates will be notified of the status of their nomination.

Presentation: IEEE policy requires that its awards be presented at major IEEE events that are in keeping with the nature of the award and the cited achievement.

Sponsor: IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Award committee members

  • Aude Billard, Chair
  • Frank Park, Past Chair
  • Ron Fearing
  • David Hsu
  • Lydia Kavraki 
  • Weiming Shen
  • Birgit Vogel-Heuser