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The award was established in 1985 to recognize and honor Robotics and Remote Systems Division (RRSD) (formerly Remote Systems and Technology Division) members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of remote technology. It honors the late Raymond C. Goertz, for his lifetime contribution to the advancement of remote handling systems and for his development of the master-slave manipulator.
Nominees are judged by their contributions to the advancement and/or application of remote technology in hazardous environments. It is preferred that the nominator and nominee are members of RRSD but will be considered from non-ANS/non-RRSD individuals who have directly contributed to RRSD (e.g., papers, topical presentations). Division officers and committee members are not eligible during their terms in office.
Nominations can be submitted at any time to the RRSD Honors & Awards Chair. To submit a nomination, complete the Nomination Form along with a 300-500 word summary explaining the qualifications of the nominee and his/her contributions to the field of remote technology in hazardous environments. A plaque and a $2,500 monetary award (based on ability to maintain funding) will be presented annually. Awardees are expected to attend the awards presentation
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