RBR Announces 2014 Game Changer Award Finalists

The Game Changer Awards, produced by Robotics Business Review, honor the products and innovators pushing the robotics industry forward in critical areas.

BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2014 -- RoboBusiness (Oct. 15-17, Hynes Convention Center, Boston), the leading business development event for the global robotics market, is proud to announce the finalists for the second annual Game Changer Awards. The 24 finalists across seven categories were narrowed down from a highly competitive field of entrants.


The Game Changer Awards, produced by Robotics Business Review, honor the products and innovators pushing the robotics industry forward in critical areas. "None of our entries took the road of least resistance. Instead, each persevered, did things their way and created an original machine quite unlike any other. In the process, robotics was well served and expanded upon with the creation of something practical and worthy," said Robotics Business Review Editor in Chief, Tom Green.

The winners will be announced at the Welcome Reception of RoboBusiness on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:15 PM. Winners will be awarded plaques and be profiled online at RoboBusiness, Robotics Business Review, reaching a global audience of more than 36,000 robotics enthusiasts. All finalists can be viewed online at http://www.roboticsbusinessreview.com/gc

Following are the 2014 Game Changer Awards finalists:

Finalists
Aisoy Robotics Aisoy1 Social Robot
Andrew Alliance's Andrew Automated Pipetting Robot
Autonomous Solutions, Inc. Mobius Autonomous Haluage A.I.
Carnegie Robotics MultiSense S21 Vision Sensor
Clearpath Robotics' Kingfisher Unmanned Surface Vessel
EZ-Robot Revolution Robots
Grabit 2518 & 2536 Grippers
Grabit Each Pick Gripper
Harvard University Mobility Enhancing Soft Exosuit
Harvest Automation HV-100
Hstar Technologies RoNA Nursing Assistant
iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
iRobot Scooba 450 Floor Scrubbing Robot
Kairos Autonomi Pronto4 Uomo
NewBotic University Engineer Training
Neya Systems UxAB Autonomy Module
Nitrofirex Firefighting UAS
Rajant Meshbot Communications and Control Development Platform
Rethink Robotics' Baxter Research Robot
Rise Robotics Cyclone 3 Actuator
Sensory TrulyHandsfree Voice Control
ShopBot Tools Handibot Smart Power Tool
University of New South Wales Autonomous Seeder
Universal Robots UR5 Industrial Arm

The winners were selected by a panel of technology experts from the International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems and the investment community. Judges rated products based on standout attributes, design, functionality, benefit to robotics and impact within its primary application area.

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