Carnegie Mellon researcher wins top prize in robotics
Carnegie Mellon University researcher Matthew T. Mason, known for his work in robotic manipulation, has been awarded the 2018 IEEE Robotics and Automation Award, a top prize in the field. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a professional organization headquartered in New York City, has presented the award since 2004 to recognize contributions in advancing fields of interest to IEEE. Mr. Mason, former director of CMU's Robotics Institute, is being honored for his contributions in robotic manipulation, or how robots can plan movements to grasp a given object. Much of that work, including an origami-folding robot and a focus on robotic hands, has been through his Manipulation Lab.
Matthew T. Mason