Dr. Henrik Christensen won for Education. Currently the KUKA Chair of Robotics at Georgia Tech, Christensen also is the driving force behind America’s Roadmap for US Robotics.
Åke Lindqvist won for Leadership. Recently retired after 37 years with ABB Robotics in Sweden and North America, he has also served as President of the Intl. Federation of Robotics and past Chairman of the RIA.
Joseph Engelberger, in 1956, founded Unimation, which was the world’s first robotics company, and is known as ‘the father of robotics”