Gerhard Kraetzschmar RoboCup Award

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar (d. July 24, 2019) joined RoboCup since its beginning in 1997 and significantly contributed to develop the RoboCup Federation (Trustee since 2004, Vice-President from 2008 to 2016). He was involved in the organization of many of  the leagues, with major contributions to RoboCupJunior, RoboCup@Home and RoboCup@Work. He was General Chair of RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig, Germany.
In recognition of this extraordinary contributions to RoboCup and to honor his memory, the RoboCup Federation created the “Gerhard Kraetzschmar RoboCup Distinguished Service Award” in 2021 to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual for his/her exceptional leadership, service, and dedication that benefit RoboCup in any of its leagues.