A3 Achievement Awards

Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Award

The World's Most Prestigious Robotics Honor

A3 Engelberger Robotics Leadership Award Selection Criteria and Process

Award Criteria, which may be enhanced upon review of the top candidates:

  1. Must have served for at least 10 years as a top officer (preferably president, CEO, founder or Chief Engineer in a globally recognized company or organization that has a proven track record of growth and/or sustainability. Companies or organizations may include:
    1. An OEM robot company
    2. An Integrator of robotic equipment
    3. A component supplier principally for use in/on/with robotics
    4. A software supplier principally for use in/on/with robotics
    5. A Department Chair or Dean of a University/College recognized as specializing in the application and development of robotic technologies.
    6. An organization that promotes education, development, etc. of robotics.
    Note: the above includes industrial, non-industrial, military, medical, personal service, and all other non-toy robot-related activities.

    Preferred Selection Criteria: A person who has demonstrated successful and recognized leadership in multiple roles and/or with multiple companies/organizations and countries.
  2. Must be recognized as active and a history of service in promoting the robotics industry beyond their role within their company. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    1. A leader of a consortium of robot-related experts promoting visibility, education, legislation, etc. (Ref: A3 Robotics, JARA, IFR, etc.).
    2. Author of books, white papers, presentations, etc. of robot-related topics successfully sold/presented on a broad basis.
    3. Recognized thought leader and/or mentor to many branches, markets, or segments of robotics technology.
  3. Sustainable record of innovation and invention leading to the creation of a new products, new applications, and/or new markets for robotics. May be measured in terms of patents, company growth or new company founding, proven/published accounts of growth or breaks into new markets and/or new markets for robotics.
  4. Must be nominated by people outside of their company/organization.
  5. Must be able to be further interviewed by the A3 Engelberger Robotics Leadership Award Selection Committee and/or A3 Robotics Staff. Interview questions to be developed based on clarifications, etc. of accomplishments, etc., and to obtain a feeling of their level of dedication to and sustainability in the industry as opposed to being a "one-hit wonder" and/or capitalizing on a circumstance.
  6. Must be able to travel to the award ceremony and participate in press conferences at the event where the award is presented.

Selection Process:

  1. Selection committee reviews all nomination submissions and compiles a list of follow-up questions.
  2. Selection Committee member interviews top candidates and obtains answers to the questions and submits via e-mail to Selection Committee. Data compiled confidentially by assigned A3 Robotics Staff under the direction of the A3 Robotics President.
  3. Selection Committee votes for top three (3) nominees.
  4. Top three (3) nominees are discussed by the Selection Committee Members during a conference call.
  5. Final vote taken, final results confirmed by the Selection Committee
  6. Selection Committee submits results of up to three (3) Final Nominees (In order of preference) to A3 Robotics Past Chairmen Committee for final, confidential vote. If there are fewer nominees or a clear choice, then the Selection Committee will only propose one (1) nominee.

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