Distinguished Prof. Danny Weihs, head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program, received the prestigious MAFAT award for creative thinking for outstanding researcher

Distinguished Emeritus Professor Daniel Weihs, of the Aerospace Engineering Faculty, and Head of the Autonomous Systems and Robotics received the Toren prize awarded by the head of the Defense Ministry head of research and development, Gen Ophir Shoham . The prize is named after Gen. Yaakov (Kobi) Toren ( deceased), who was director general of the ministry of defense, and CEO and chair. of several defense oriented industries. The prize has been awarded annually for the last 20 years to teams who made significant, groundbreaking contributions to defense R&D. Recently , the scope of the prize was broadend , to include an award to an academic “who has made an outstanding contribution to the defense of Israel.
The prize was awarded to Professor Weihs “for his long-standing contributions to unique academic research highly important for the defense community”. As the subjects are all classified and sensitive, the ceremony was limited to invitees and no details were given, except to mention that Prof. Weihs was involved in the first development of Israel’s mini-RPVs , and applied insights from Nature.
In addition to the individual prize awarded to Professor Weihs , two prizes , and two honorable mentions were given to teams of developers from the ministry od defense, the Prime minister’s office, the navy, the intelligence command, the Givati brigade, and defense industries. In the citations Gen Shoham said “Each of the teams and winners developed outstanding systems, and game-changing projects unique in our geographical area, and possibly in the whole world”.

 

Distinguished Prof. Danny Weihs, head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program, received the prestigious MAFAT award for creative thinking for outstanding researcher

Distinguished Prof. Danny Weihs, head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program, received the prestigious MAFAT award for creative thinking for outstanding researcher

 

 

TASP Students congratulate Distinguished  Prof. Danny Weihs

Distinguished Prof. Danny Weihs, head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program, received the prestigious MAFAT award for creative thinking for outstanding researcher

Distinguished Prof. Danny Weihs, head of the Technion Autonomous Systems Program, received the prestigious MAFAT award for creative thinking for outstanding researcher