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Frankfurt, May 21, 2018 — The IERA Awards committee nominated three applicants for the final presentation. Lely, Kuka and Perception Robotics will present their product in a special session which will be part of the International Symposium on Robotics at the automatica.

These three applicants have been nominated:

  • Perception Robotics with their Industrial Self-Cleaning Gecko Gripper - a unique gripping solution
  • KUKA Deutschland GmbH with their LBR Med - an innovation for medical robotics, medical research, and new applications
  • Lely International with their Discovery 120 Collector - a unique manure robot designed for cleaning solid barn floors

The winner will be awarded at the ISR Gala dinner on 20 June 2018.

The IERA award is jointly sponsored and organized by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). It highlights and honors the achievements of inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products.

All submitted entries will be evaluated based on criteria that give equal consideration to both innovation and entrepreneurship. The winner will be awarded with a plaque and a $2000 cash prize. For additional details on the award and a list of the winners from the previous years, please see IEEE webpage.

This year IFR will host the IERA Award presentation. The finalists will present their innovation at a session which will be part of the International Symposium on Robotics. The ISR takes part from 20 to 21 June 2018 at the robotics and automation fair automatica in Munich.

Contact IFR

Gudrun Litzenberger

IFR General Secretary
IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1502
Fax: +49 69-6603-2502
E-Mail: [email protected]

Nina Kutzbach

Assistant IFR Statistical Department

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1518
Fax: +49 69-6603-2518
E-Mail: [email protected]

Silke Lampe

Assistant IFR Secretariat

Lyoner Str. 18
DE-60528 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69-6603-1697
Fax: +49 69-6603-2697
E-Mail: [email protected]