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AWARD WINNING YEAR FOR STRATEGIC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER RAFFAELLO D’ANDREA

ROBO Strategic Advisory Board member, Raffaello D’Andrea is to receive the prestigious Engelberger Robotics Award, the highest honor in the industry. The award is given in honor of the ‘Father of Robotics’ Joseph F. Engelberger by the Robotics Industries Association. He is the second member on the ROBO Global board to be presented with this award, the first being Henrik Christensen in 2011. The award will be presented on Monday, March 23, 2015 in Chicago, IL in correlation with the Automate 2015 Show and Conference.

ROBO Global, LLC is the creator of the first benchmark index to track publicly traded securities in the fast growing global robotics and automation market. The ROBO Global team and advisory board look worldwide to find new innovations in the robotics space from companies of all sizes and verticals.

Raffaello D’Andrea is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. He was also co-founder of Kiva Systems, where he led the systems architecture, robot design, robot navigation and coordination, and control algorithms efforts. Furthermore, Raffaello is an internationally-exhibited new media artist, best known for the Robotic Chair and Flight Assembled Architecture. Other creations and projects include the Flying Machine Arena, the Distributed Flight Array, and RoboEarth.

D’Andrea was also selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award. IEEE is the world’s largest professional association for the advancement of technology. The Robotics and Automation Society, the organization that sponsors the award, selected D’Andrea for his “pioneering contributions to design and implementation of distributed, cooperative robotics and automation systems for commercial applications,” according to the award citation.

The ROBO Global team remains focused on actively monitoring the global robotics market to ensure index inclusion of all robotic and automation companies.

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