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Awards & Honors

Dr. Barajas Receives NASA’s Space Act Award

Feb 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for the development of a significant scientific or technical contribution, Robonaut 2 (R2) MSC-CC-001, that has been determined to be of value in the conduct of an aeronautical or space activity of NASA.



NASA’s Robonaut 2 Lauded as 2014 Government Invention of the Year

May 2nd, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut, Robonaut 2

Robonaut 2, NASA’s first humanoid robot in space, was selected as the NASA Government Invention of the Year for 2014. Many outstanding inventions were considered for this award, and Robonaut 2 was chosen after a challenging review by the NASA selection committee that evaluated the robot in the following areas: Aerospace Significance, Industry Significance, Humanitarian […]



Dr. Barajas receives the Dynetics Presidential Medal

Feb 13th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

Dynetics President, David King, presented the award to Dr. Barajas for his contributions to the iOATIS program.



NASA’s Hot 100 Technologies: Robotics, Automation & Control – NASA Tech Briefs

Feb 10th, 2015 | By | Category: Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut

Dr. Barajas received the NASA JSC Top 10 Award for Robonaut 2. Congratulations on being part of the 2014 TOP 100 NASA Technologies.



Dr. Barajas receives the 2013 IEEE Huntsville Section “Outstanding Engineer Award”

Feb 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

During the 2013 Engineer’s Week Awards Banquet, Bob Robinson, Boeing Tech Fellow and Past IEEE Huntsville Section Chair presented the award on behalf of the IEEE to Dr. Barajas for significant contributions as a member of the IEEE



Robonaut 2 Receives National Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Technology Transfer

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

NASA was honored for its technology transfer achievements by the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC). The team members of the partnership from the NASA Johnson Space Center and from General Motors were recognized for the design of the humanoid robot, Robonaut 2,  for aerospace applications and automotive manufacturing.



Robonaut 2 Team Receives the General Motors R&D Charles L. McCuen Special Achievement Innovation Award

Oct 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This distinction was granted  for extraordinary technical accomplishments in the design and development of the GM-NASA world’s most dexterous, anthropomorphic robot, Robonaut 2 (R2).



Robonaut 2 Team Receives the NASA Johnson Space Center’s Exceptional Software Award

Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Awards & Honors, NASA, Robonaut 2

This recognition was granted for exceptional software efforts and outstanding dedication in the discipline of software development and engineering which contribute to the success of the JSC mission.



Dr. Barajas Receives the 2010 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award

Jul 20th, 2010 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

IEEE RAS Award winners Dr. Leandro Barajas (center) receives the 2010 IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Early Career Award. Khatib, Bacjsy, Zelinsky, Siciliano, Sun, Barajas, Lee, Ikeuchi Receive RAS Society Awards



Dr. Barajas Receives Dual (2) “Boss” Kettering Awards for Technical Innovation at General Motors

Jun 13th, 2007 | By | Category: Awards & Honors

General Motors Awards Engineers For Technical Innovation WEBWIRE – Wednesday, June 13, 2007 DETROIT – Today, GM announced the winners of the annual “Boss” Kettering awards, one of GM’s most prestigious engineering achievements. The 68 award winners from 13 teams will be recognized at a ceremony at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, MI.