Sprint Robotics Awards 2019
Winners of the SPRINT Robotics Awards 2019 announced
Nexxis are proud and very humbled to announce that our team took home both 1st and 2nd place at the Sprint Robotics Awards for 2019. Nexxis was the first place winner of the SPRINT Robotics Award for New Innovative Technology in Inspection, Maintenance or Cleaning. Magneto, designed and developed in collaboration with Nexxis and CSIRO Data61 is the next generation of multi-limbed, climbing inspection robots that are able to exceed the mobility and versatility of operations from current inspection solutions. Magneto provides an autonomous and spatially aware robotic platform, using advanced sensors and cameras coupled with artificial intelligence (AI).
“Nexxis has focused on a collaboration framework together with our partners CSIRO Data61 and NERA to ensure our robotics roadmap delivers the outcomes our customers are looking for. Magneto is focused on providing the dexterity needed to manipulate in order to become part of the autonomous intelligent working robot. Winning the award is validation that we are in fact on track in the technology space and very humbling.” Jason De Silveira, Director at Nexxis
In the category of Groundbreaking Collaborative Work towards Acceptance of Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Nexxis were also very pleased to have achieved 2nd place.
The SPRINT Robotics Awards acknowledge and reward exceptional work in inspection and maintenance robotics in our society. In 2019, three awards categories were introduced: Groundbreaking Collaborative Work towards Acceptance of Inspection and Maintenance Robotics, Scaling of a Robotic Solution, and New Innovative Technology in Inspection, Maintenance or Cleaning.
“It is a privilege to present the SPRINT Robotics Awards to the winners at the World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics. These companies are trailblazers for accelerated global acceptance of robotics for inspection and maintenance. This will make inspection and maintenance safer, more productive and more environmentally friendly. SPRINT Robotics is very happy with the rapid progress and growing momentum that was evident at the conference. This prize is an important recognition for the recipients and I congratulate them on behalf of the SPRINT Robotics Collaborative”. Tjibbe Bouma, Chairman of SPRINT Robotics
The SPRINT Robotics Awards are awarded annually. This year they were presented on October 22nd in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, during the conference banquet of the SPRINT Robotics World Conference for Inspection and Maintenance Robotics 2019. The winners were selected by means of a majority vote by the SPRINT Robotics Program Committee.