CMU’s Howie Choset, known for his snakebots, awarded ‘most prestigious’ robotics prize

Howie Choset, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, has been awarded the world’s “most prestigious” award in robotics.

The Robotics Industries Association, a trade group, announced Wednesday that Mr. Choset was selected for the 2019 Engelberger Robotics Award for Education, named for Joseph F. Engelberger, sometimes referred to as the “father of robotics.”

Mr. Choset was recognized for his work in creating CMU’s undergraduate robotics degree program, as well as his own research in multi-robot collaboration, surgery, manufacturing, infrastructure inspection and search and rescue.