The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the IFR jointly sponsor the award – underlining their determination to promote stronger collaboration between science and industry in robotics.
Finalists present their story of a successful innovative product in robotics and automation – from inception to final state of commercialization – in a series of plenary lectures at the IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation. The winners are then chosen by an evaluation board. The annual award consists of a plaque and a $2,000 honorarium.
IERA Awards 2021 and 2022
In 2021, during the ICRA, the IERA Award went to ABB for their PixelPaint car painting technology. Details are presented in our press release.
In 2022, during the ISR, the IERA Award went to Drishti whose technology supports workers on assembly lines to avoid errors and be more productive. Please see our press release for details.
Previous winners can be found on IEEE webpage.
Coming up in 2023
- IEEE/IFR Joint Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation.
- Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Robotics and Automation ICRA in London (May 29th to June 2nd, 2023).