Applications Now Being Accepted for the 2013 Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards

Awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership.

(Ann Arbor, Michigan - April 23, 2013) As the world's most prestigious honor in the field of robotics, the Joseph F. Engelberger awards are presented to individuals for excellence in robotics technology development, application, education, and leadership.


The awards, named after the worldwide "father of robotics" Joseph F. Engelberger, are sponsored annually by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the industry's trade group. These distinguished awards will be presented in conjunction with the International Symposium on Robotics, October 24-26, 2013 in Seoul, Korea. To date, over 116 robotics leaders from 17 nations have been recognized.

The 2013 awards will be based on the categories of Leadership and Application. Each winner receives a $5,000 honorarium and a commemorative medallion with the inscription "Contributing to the advancement of the science of robotics in the service of mankind."

The application and more information is available at the RIA website. Applications must be received by May 15, 2013.

About RIA
Founded in 1974, RIA's organizations include leading robot manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, community colleges & universities, research groups, and consulting firms. RIA is best-known for developing the ANSI/RIA National Robot Safety Standard, collecting quarterly statistics on the North American robotics market, sponsoring the biennial Automate show and conference (March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago), hosting the annual Robotics Industry Forum (January 22-24, 2014 in Orlando), and producing Robotics Online, the world's leading resource for robotics information.

RIA is part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3, www.A3automate.org), the not-for-profit umbrella association serving RIA, AIA - Advancing Vision + Imaging, and the Motion Control Association (MCA). For more information on RIA, contact RIA Headquarters at 734/994-6088 or visit Robotics Online.

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