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2021 Bronze Medal Award


The group is honored for exceptional leadership and creativity in developing the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC). This annual competition brings together industry, academia, and government to overcome critical barriers in robotics, such as time-consuming programming and automated failure detection/recovery, which have inhibited industry from broadly adopting robotic technologies. Unique solutions resulting from these competitions are driving innovation and leading to new robotic technologies that allow U.S. manufacturers to better compete in the worldwide economy.


Craig Schlenoff

Supervisory Mechanical Engineer
Laboratory Programs, Engineering Laboratory, Intelligent Systems Division

William Harrison

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Anthony Downs

Mechanical Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Pavlo Piliptchak

Computer Engineer
Engineering Laboratory

Murat Aksu

Electronics Engineer
Engineering Laboratory