Mechanisms and Robotics Award

ASME Unit:   Design Engineering Division (DED)
Date Established:   1974
Achievement:   The award is to be given for a cumulative contribution to the field of mechanism design or theory. Continued distinction is to be a primary requisite
Limitations:   An individual may receive the award only one time. Members of the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee cannot be nominated to receive the award while they are members of said committee.
Nomination Deadline:   8/10
Form of Award:   Inscribed plaque and honorarium.
Frequency of Award:   Annual
Administrative:   Mechanisms and Robotics Honors and Awards Subcommittee
Level of Award:   Division
Selected By:   Mechanisms and Robotics Award committee.
Selecting Process:  

The mechanics for identifying, selecting, and nominating the recipient of this award is as follows.
Item 1: The Chair of the Honors and Awards Subcommittee shall poll the members of the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, at least two months before and Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, for recommendations of possible recipients of the award.
Item 2: The list of names obtained from this poll shall be circulated by the Chair of the Honors and Awards Subcommittee to the members of the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee requesting that each of them designate their first, second, and third choices; then returning said choices to the Honors and Awards Chair.
Item 3: The total vote will be tallied by the Chair of the Honors and Awards Subcommittee giving three points for a first choice, two points for a second choice, and one point for a third choice.
Item 4: The individual receiving the highest tally shall be the recipient of the DED Mechanisms and Robotics Committee Award.
Item 5: In the event of a tie, the Chair of the Honors and Awards Subcommittee shall request another vote from the members of the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee to break the tie

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Date Created:   12/8/2008
Date Modified:   1/8/2013
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Winners of the Mechanisms and Robotics Award

2016 - Sunil K. Agrawal
2015 - Jian Sheng Dai
2014 - Gregory Chirikjian
2013 - Steven Dubowsky
2012 - Vijay Kumar
2009 - L.L. Howell
2008 - C. Gosselin
2007 - C. W. Wampler, II
2006 - K. Kazerounian
2005 - J. K. Davidson
2004 - J. J. Uicker, Jr.
2002 - K.C. Gupta
2000 - J. Angeles
1998 - A. Midha
1996 - A. T. Yang
1994 - A. Soni
1992 - J. Duffy
1990 - K. J. Waldron
1988 - A. G. Erdman
1986 - K. H. Hunt
1984 - G. G. Lowen
1982 - B. Roth
1980 - G. N. Sandor
1978 - F. Freudenstein
1976 - F. R. E. Crossley
1974 - A. S. Hall, Jr.
1974 - R. S. Hartenberg
1974 - J. E. Shigley