MassRobotics Women in Robotics

We recognize it’s important to encourage women in robotics and MassRobotics has several initiatives to support and celebrate women’s achievements in the field.
“MassRobotics Women” recognizes these differences and we are making it our mission to promote inclusion through events, workshops and networking.


We’ll post another call for volunteers for our next Cohort early 2024, stay tuned.

MassRobotics Girls High School Jumpstart Program trains girls in technical skills needed for robotics and tech internships.  Our volunteers helped from January – May during skills training and career support sessions.

  • Volunteers helped with sessions in Solidworks, MathWorks, programming and 3D printing on Saturdays, in-person at MassRobotics.
  • Mentors aided with networking skills and career support and committed personal time for on-site visits as well as virtually

wOMEN IN rOBOTICS Boston Chapter

Women in Robotics is a global community supporting women who work in robotics and women who are interested in working in robotics, as entrepreneurs, industry and academia. Our activities include local networking events, outreach, education, mentoring and the promotion of positive role models in robotics, both in research, industry, entrepreneurship and just plain fun. Learn more here.

MassRobotics Women and Women in Robotics Boston Chapter have joined to strengthen the robotics, AI and technology-focused female community.

By bringing together these communities, we are creating, curating, and developing a powerful network of women in technology and robotics that includes industry leaders, entry-, mid-and senior-level employees and academia.

The Robotics Medal Recognizing the Accomplishments of Women in Robotics

The Robotics Medal is the world’s first major prize to recognize the wide-ranging impact of female researchers for the development of robotics around the globe. The purpose of The Robotics Medal is to inspire and encourage women and other underrepresented groups to participate in shaping the future of the world through robotics.   

The Robotics Medal annual award is presented to a female researcher for substantial achievements and contributions in the field of robotics and comes with a $50K prize. 

The Rising Star Robotics Medal is presented to an early-stage professional women making strides in research that will lead to significant impact in the field of robotics.  This award is accompanied by a $5K prize.

Inaugural recipients for these annual awards were announced on June 1st, 2023, at the ICRA conference in London and a formal Gala took place on October 21st at the Museum of Science in Boston.

MassRobotics has created an endowment with the support of Amazon and welcomes contributions to support future cash prizes for The Robotics Medal and Rising Star Award.  Nominations for 2025 awards will open soon. Read more here about our 2023 recipients.

Congratulations to our Inaugural Medal Recipients: Dr. Nancy Amato and Dr. Alyssa Pierson.

Contact to learn about becoming an underwriter of The Robotics Medal.

Our 2024 recipients will be announced in September 2024 with a formal Gala and celebration held in Boston on October 26, 2024 – learn more here

MassRobotics Monthly Girls Lunch

We host a social gathering monthly for female resident startups and partners to connect and enjoy time together.


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