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2015 ieee technical field awards

IEEE Robotics and Automation Award

IEEE Frank Rosenblatt Award

Sponsored by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

Sponsored by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

rodney a. Brooks

marco dorigo

For pioneering contributions to and
leadership in research and commercialization of autonomous robotics, spanning mobile, humanoid, service, and
manufacturing robotics

For contributions to the foundations of
swarm intelligence

Rodney A. Brooks has revolutionized the field of robotics and redefined our perception of robots and their capabilities. Challenging the
mainstream approach to robotics during the late 1980s, Dr. Brooks
championed real-time strategies of robot control that enable robots
to act and react in in real-world environments. He created behaviorbased robotics, providing the foundation for mobile robots that can
operate in human-crowded environments and for socially interactive
humanoid robots. Dr. Brooks co-founded iRobot in 1990 to provide
consumer-market robots in the United States, such as the Roomba
vacuum. He founded Rethink Robotics in 2008, which developed the
user-friendly and safe Baxter industrial robot that is trained to perform
a task by a person directly manipulating its arms, showing it locations,
fiducial markers and objects, and leading it through the steps of a task.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Brooks is chairman and chief technology
officer with Rethink Robotics, Boston, MA, USA, and the Panasonic Professor of Robotics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Marco Dorigo's groundbreaking research on biologically inspired intelligent methods for solving optimization problems has helped launch
the discipline of swarm intelligence. Swarm intelligence studies distributed systems whose problem-solving abilities derive from selforganized local interactions between their constituent components.
Prof. Dorigo is most known for his work on the ant colony optimization (ACO) methodology, inspired by the foraging behavior of ants,
which is used by researchers worldwide and has generated many highperformance algorithms. He is also a leading contributor to swarm robotics, which applies swarm intelligence principles to coordinate large
groups of autonomous robots without relying on any external infrastructure or on any form of centralized control.This holds promise for
performing tasks too difficult or dangerous for humans.
An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Dorigo is an F.R.S.-FNRS research director and a co-director of IRIDIA, the artificial intelligence lab of
the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

IEEE David Sarnoff Award

IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award

Sponsored by SRI International Sarnoff

Sponsored by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society

pallab Bhattacharya

noah Hershkowitz

For contributions to near-infrared and
visible quantum dot lasers

For innovative research and inspiring
education in basic and applied plasma
science

A pioneer of near-infrared and visible quantum dot (QD) laser
technology, Pallab Bhattacharya continues to be a leader in developing high-performance lasers impacting optical communication
and medical and mobile projector applications. Prof. Bhattacharya
was one of the first to demonstrate a room-temperature QD laser in 1996. He then demonstrated the tunnel injection method
to enable QD lasers with high-speed modulation and high temperature stability. In 2011, he demonstrated the first nitride-based
visible QD lasers with lower threshold than equivalent quantum
well lasers. His 630-nanometer red QD laser is the longest ever
emission wavelength achieved with nitride materials. His work
on incorporating QD lasers on silicon substrates has important
implications for realizing on-chip optical interconnections and
signal processing.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Bhattacharya is a professor of electrical engineering and computer science with the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.

For over 40 years, Noah Hershkowitz's research has broadened
our understanding of the fundamental properties of plasma. His
work has covered a wide range of plasma phenomena including
low-temperature plasmas, semiconductor fabricating plasmas, fusion plasmas, and space plasmas. His groundbreaking contributions
to understanding solitons, sheaths, and presheaths have impacted
semiconductor etching, as the plasma sheath plays a major role in
the linear acceleration of ions that results in the small features of
modern microelectronic circuits. His pioneering work on emissive probes resulted in the development of a new technique for
determining plasma potential by analyzing emissive probe emitted current. In 2002 he was the first to measure plasma potential
throughout the presheath and sheath at a boundary in a weakly
collisional plasma. He has supervised 56 Ph.Ds.
An IEEE Life Fellow, Dr. Hershkowitz is the Irving Languir
Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI,
USA.

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