A3 Achievement Awards
Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award
The World's Most Prestigious Robotics Honor
Joseph F. Engelberger Awards Fact Sheet
The Engelberger Robotics Award is the world's most prestigious robotics honor. The awards are presented to individuals for excellence in technology development, application, education, and leadership in the robotics industry. Each winner receives a $5,000 honorarium and commemorative medallion with the inscription, "Contributing to the advancement of the science of robotics in the service of mankind."
The Awards recognize outstanding individuals from all over the world. Since the awards inception in 1977, they have been presented to 128 robotics leaders from 17 different nations.
In the words of past award winners:
"After nearly 30 years of involvement with the field of robotics, I was deeply honored and humbled to have been chosen to receive the Joseph F. Engelberger Award in the area of Applications. The Engelberger Award is internationally recognized as a kind of Olympic gold medal in the field. The inscription cites "contributing to the advancement of the science of robotics in the service of mankind" - I take those words very seriously and am proud to have contributed in some fashion to Joe's grand dream."
"My nomination for the Engelberger Award was a wonderful surprise for me. It is a very special honor to receive this award, and a link to the founder of Unimation, whom I highly respect for his achievements for the robot industry."
"Winning the Engleberger Leadership award was the pinnacle of my twenty five years in factory automation. It was an honor to receive this award in such a successful industry yet so humbling when I considered prior winners and the tremendous leadership and accomplishments of Joe himself."
"When I received the Joseph F. Engelberger Award in Tokyo in 1999, I was (and still am) greatly honored to join the ranks of such notables as Frank DiPietro, John DiPonio, Eric Mittelstadt, Ron Potter, Walt Weisel and others. As a recipient, I continue to be deeply humbled to be included amongst industry pioneers and those who have advanced the state of the art of robotics. As I meet other recipients at industry meetings, or renew acquaintances, we share a common bond that is unique and extraordinary."
Engelberger Robotics Awards Winners Around the World