Our commitment is towards innovation, product excellence and delivering exceptional service. We have been honoured with various accolades over the years and here are some of our most notable achievements, none of which would have been possible without the passion and hard work of our staff.

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise –  Innovation 2019

Shadow Robot has been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for Innovation in recognition for its world-leading advances in robotics and outstanding commercial performance. We attended the reception night at Buckingham Palace, received a royal certificate of achievement from Her Majesty and collected our official trophy in a formal ceremony led by Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Ian Johnston. 

“Not only is the product good for our economy, it also offers real potential for increases in human safety by providing more remote means of dealing with dangerous substances… In recognition of your outstanding performance in the vital and demanding area of Innovation, The Queen has been graciously pleased to grant Her Award to the Shadow Robot Company… the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019”
Sir Ian Johnston
CBE QPM DL, Deputy Lieutenant for Camden

The AIconics Awards 2019 – Best Innovation in AI Hardware

We were acknowledged as one of the most innovative AI companies in a prestigious ceremony at The State Apartments of Kensington Palace among an elite audience of 300 guests.

The AIconics are the world’s only independently judged awards celebrating the drive, innovation and hard work in the international AI Community. A panel of 20 judges from around the world, in addition to AI Business, thoroughly reviewed competitive entries from the foremost innovators in the AI Space and we are thrilled to have won under best innovation in AI Hardware. To know more about how our robot Hand is excelling in this area, visit our AI and machine learning page.

Previous Awards:


NESTA Invention & Innovation Award 2001 – Awarded by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The awards help talented people turn original ideas into products or services that had commercial, cultural and social potential.

Millennium Product 1999 – Awarded by the Design Council to British products and companies which show “imagination, ingenuity and inspiration” as well as “innovation, creativity and design”. Over 4,000 products were submitted, and 1,012 were selected for the award.

DTI Smart Award 1998 – Awarded by the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) – now known as the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). A restricted number of Smart Awards are given to innovative technologies to establish their feasibility in broader applications.