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The ninth annual Invention and Entrepreneurship Award in Robotics and Automation (IERA) was presented to Robert Horst of AlterG, Inc. (formerly Tibion Corporation) for the Tibion Bionic Leg at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2005, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) agreed to jointly sponsor the Invention and Entrepreneurship Award. The purpose of this award is to highlight and honor the achievements of the inventors with valuable ideas and entrepreneurs who propel those ideas into world-class products. The AlterG Bionic Leg is a wearable, battery-powered, robotic mobilityassistance device.