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OnRobot and Photoneo named IERA finalists as they showcase how robots assist humans at work

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Neil Martin

Neil Martin

OnRobot and Photoneo have been named as the finalists of the 16th Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation (IERA), and both showcase the latest skills robots have acquired to assist humans at work.

The first finalist is an intelligent gripper from OnRobot called the RG2-FT. It has ‘fingertips’  which feel and pick-up delicate materials like thin glass, or test samples, and passes them on to humans. 

The second finalist is Photoneo’s high resolution MotionCam-3D. This 3D scanner captures quick moving objects and delivers the sharpest eyes in the world for industrial robots – even under sunlight.


Milton Guerry, President of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), said: “We are very impressed by the creativity that the participants of the IERA Award 2020 demonstrated. This year’s finalists yet again show great ingenuity put into practice. Both applications show how automation can further develop how humans and robots work together in industry.” 

The Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics & Automation is one of the most important distinctions in the world of robotics. It is jointly sponsored by The IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE/RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics.

The award session will take place during the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics ISR – held virtually on 9th December 2020, with the award ceremony taking place the following day. The two-day conference will offer an insight into the latest state-of-the-art robot technologies to participants from both industry and research.

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