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AMT’s Jacobs Receives Engelberger Robotics Leadership Award

AMT Founder and CEO Michael Jacobs was selected based on his expertise in the robotic automation industry and his early work at GMF Robotics.


Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) announced its Founder and CEO Michael P. Jacobs received the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership by Association for Advancing Automation (A3).

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Named after the late Joseph F. Engelberger who was known throughout the world as the founder and driving force behind industrial robotics, the Engelberger Robotics Award is the world’s most prestigious robotics honor. It is presented to individuals for excellence in technology development, application, education, and leadership in the robotics industry, AMT says.


Jacobs will be presented with the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award for Leadership at the Joseph F. Engelberger Awards Dinner and Ceremony on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at the Automate 2022 conference and exhibition at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, Michigan.

Each winner is selected by an award committee consisting of Past Chairs of the A3 Robotics Technology Strategy Award.  Award recipients are given a $5,000 honorarium and commemorative medallion with the inscription, “Contributing to the advancement of the science of robotics in the service of mankind.” Since its inception, the Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award has been presented to 128 leaders from 17 countries.


In the association’s award announcement, A3 cited Jacobs’ expertise in the robotic automation industry and his early work at GMF Robotics (now FANUC) as contributing to his selection, as well as his pioneering product development and market introduction of robot simulation and offline robotic programming systems.


“I was thrilled that Mike Jacobs was selected for the Engelberger Award for Leadership,” said Jeff Burnstein, president of A3. “He has been a tireless supporter of the robotics industry and our trade association for decades and has built AMT into one of the world’s top system integrators. I look forward to being part of the ceremony that honors him at the Automate 2022 show in Detroit.”



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