IEEE Robotic and Automation Society Awards – Inaba Technical Award for Innovation Leading to Production

Deadline: August 1

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: International

Cycle: Annual


To recognize original innovative research and concepts. Conceptual innovation has been evolved into a commercialized product based on the fundamental robotics and automation technology introduced by the researcher(s). Nominations should cite and describe the original work that has been translated into commercial application as well as the commercial product and its success. The current and future impact of the commercial product is a fundamental element of the merit for selection.

Eligibility Criteria:

No restrictions as to IEEE membership, organization, nationality, race, creed, sex or age. In order to be eligible for the award, the initial conceptual innovation must have been described in a paper presented at a RAS sponsored/co-sponsored conference or have appeared in an RAS sponsored/co-sponsored publication; typically the appearance of the initial concept will be substantially before the time of the award.

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