Since 2018, he is a member of the National Steering group for Robotics, a coordinator of NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) Committee for Service Robot Standardisation, a member of IEEE SMC TC (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Technical Committee) on Robotics and Intelligent Sensing, a member of Working Group IEEE SA 7007: Ontological Standard for Ethically Driven Robotics and Automation Systems, and IEEE SMC Invited Lecturer at Deakin University, Australia. From October 2019, he has also been EU JRC Centre for Advanced Studies Invited Speaker.
In December 2019, he was awarded the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Technology Review 35 under 35, was featured in the Time Magazine Top 100 Inventions of the Year with Stevie the Robot, and received the TCD (Trinity College Dublin) Provosts Teaching Award. In 2018, he was awarded best paper - Runner Up at the CIRP Design conference, finalist at the Katerva Award (Nobel prize for sustainability), TCD Provosts, TCD Registrar’s Civic Engagement, and Runner Up Engineers Ireland Excellence Award for Innovation. In 2017, he was Runner Up at the Robot Design Competition - International Conference on Social Robots. In 2016, he was the winner of the SFI (Science Foundation Ireland) I’m an Engineer Competition. And in 2014, he was the winner of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Award for Engineering Innovation, the Finalist of the National Disability Authority (NDA) Universal Design Grand Challenge, the winner of the Discover Research Dublin “Smart Cities, Smart World”.