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Saturday, May 21, 2011

French Humanoid Entrepreneur Wins ICRA Award 2011

Image: Aldebaran
Bruno Maisonnier, founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, was awarded the ICRA Award 2011 for his Humanoid Robot NAO. A prestigious plaque and a US$ 2,000 prize was awarded to the winner on May 9th during the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation (ICRA) Reception Party. 

The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS) jointly sponsor the Invention and Entrepreneurship Award. The purpose of this award is to highlight and honour the achievements of the inventors with value creating ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products.

Bruno Maisonnier, founder of Aldebaran Robotics, has been convinced for 25 years that the era of personal robotics is coming. During these years, he has developed prototypes, evaluated technologies, met with research teams and analyzed the markets, in addition to serving as the CEO of several companies in multicultural contexts. With the rise of mobile technologies and the coming together of key collaborators, the potentials have now become the possibilities: In 2005 he launched Aldebaran Robotics, the first French company dealing with humanoid robotics. The Aldebaran Robotics' team, which currently consists of 80 members, is entirely dedicated to the development and sales of its first products.

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