Stephen Jacobsen

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Stephen Jacobsen
Born July 15, 1940
Salt Lake City, Utah
Died April 3, 2016(2016-04-03) (aged 75)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of Utah
Known for Founder of Sarcos
Awards Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology
Member of the National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Medicine
ASME Leonardo Da Vinci Award
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award
Scientific career
Fields robotics
Institutions University of Utah
Thesis Control systems for artificial arms (1973)
Doctoral advisor Robert Mann

Stephen Charles Jacobsen (1940–2016) was an American bioengineer, a pioneer in his field, specifically in developing medical devices and tools, including an artificial kidney and an exoskeleton, and was Distinguished Professor at University of Utah. He was a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering and Institute of Medicine.[1][2]

Jacobsen founded Sarcos, a technological company producing robots and microelectromechanical systems, in 1983.[3]


  1. ^ "Distinguished Professors List" (PDF). Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "In Memoriam: Stephen Jacobsen". Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Stephen C. Jacobsen, 1940 - 2016 Obituary". Salt Lake Tribune. April 20, 2016.