The Engleberger Robotics Award

Dec 1, 2013 like staying involved with the community as it helps to educate everyone about industrial robots and discover their benefits. This was seen with the Engleberger robotics award that was given to help engage companies, students, and others in the robotic industry.


Con­tribut­ing to the advance­ment of the sci­ence of robot­ics in the ser­vice of mankind.” This is the inscrip­tion on the medal­lion bestowed to the win­ners of The Engel­berg­er Robot­ics Award each year. This pres­ti­gious award is named after Joseph F. Engel­berg­er, the found­ing force behind indus­tri­al robot­ics. He was the founder and pres­i­dent of Uni­ma­tion, Inc., the world’s first indus­tri­al robot manufacturer.

The Engel­berg­er Robot­ics Award is the world’s most pres­ti­gious robot­ics hon­or. The awards are pre­sent­ed to deserv­ing recip­i­ents who have demon­strat­ed excel­lence in tech­nol­o­gy devel­op­ment, appli­ca­tion, edu­ca­tion, and lead­er­ship in the robot­ics indus­try. Each win­ner receives $5000 along with the medallion.

The awards com­menced in 1977, and have been pre­sent­ed to 116 robot­ics lead­ers from 17 dif­fer­ent nations. The USA leads the num­ber of recip­i­ents with 59 medals.

An award com­mit­tee con­sist­ing of the past pres­i­dents of the Robot­ic Indus­tries Asso­ci­a­tion reviews the nom­i­nees and choos­es the award recip­i­ents. They are pre­sent­ed with their award at the Inter­na­tion­al Sym­po­sium on Robotics.

In 2006, Kevin Ost­by, vice pres­i­dent of Region­al Oper­a­tions for North and South Amer­i­ca for Fanuc Robot­ics, was award­ed the Engel­berg­er Robot­ics Award. Ost­by was respon­si­ble for the sig­nif­i­cant expan­sion of Fanuc into a vari­ety of mar­kets, includ­ing food and bev­er­age, plas­tics, and con­sumer goods.

In 2005, Craig Jen­nings, the pres­i­dent and COO of Motoman, Inc., was award­ed the Engel­berg­er Robot­ics Award. He is cred­it­ed with build­ing Motoman into an indus­tri­al robot pow­er­house. He moved Motoman into appli­ca­tions in med­ical robots. Fur­ther, he saved the indus­tri­al robot indus­try mil­lions of dol­lars by orga­niz­ing an indus­try effort to reverse improp­er tar­iffs levied on robots.

Robots​.com ties in to many robot­ic awards through­out the nation. We are proud sup­port­ers of encour­ag­ing com­pa­nies, stu­dents, and oth­ers to engage in robot­ics to improve the industry. 

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