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Honoring Excellence in Robotics: Matthew T. Mason Awarded the Prestigious AAAS Fellowship

Honoring Excellence in Robotics: Matthew T. Mason Awarded the Prestigious AAAS Fellowship

Matthew T. Mason, PhD, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  Dr. Mason, Chief Scientist at Berkshire Grey, is recognized for his pioneering scientific, leadership, and educational contributions in robotics.

This distinction places Dr. Mason among a select group of individuals recognized for their unparalleled contributions to science and society. Dr. Mason’s notable advancements in robotics signify a lifetime of achievement.  

In addition to his leadership role at Berkshire Grey, Dr. Mason is a distinguished researcher in robotic manipulation and professor emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, his academic home for over forty years, where he served as Director of the CMU Robotics Institute from 2004 to 2014.  

At Berkshire Grey, Dr. Mason’s innovations in robotics and automation have advanced the company’s mission to engineer and execute pragmatic solutions for prevalent warehouse challenges, to which robotic applications are particularly adept. As a company priding itself on developing products that deliver real-world value for customers, Berkshire Grey is thrilled to see Matt recognized by the AAAS. Dr. Mason’s designation as an AAAS Fellow signifies a career marked by exemplary scientific rigor and a commitment to advancing knowledge for the betterment of the entire robotics community. His contributions to Berkshire Grey and our customers are invaluable.

Upon receiving this prestigious honor, Dr. Mason said, “It is an honor to be elected as a Fellow of the AAAS. This is a personal milestone.  I am proud of the collaborative spirit and dedication of our team at Berkshire Grey as well as my work at CMU. Together, we continue to push the boundaries of what is possible, driven by a commitment to innovation and excellence.”

The AAAS Fellowship tradition, dating back to 1874, represents a lifetime acknowledgment of scientific achievement and integrity. Esteemed past recipients include pioneers such as W.E.B. DuBois, Ellen Ochoa, Steven Chu, and Mae Jemison, whose contributions have left a lasting impact on the scientific landscape.

Dr. Mason’s accomplishments remind us of the vital role that science plays in shaping the future, guided by the principles of excellence, ethics, and innovation. Fellows are not only leaders in their respective fields but also champions of fostering public trust in science and mentoring the next generation of scientific minds.

Matt will receive his prestigious award this fall at a ceremony in Washington, DC and will be featured in the AAAS News & Notes section of the journal Science later this month.

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