We believe that artificial intelligence and robots can significantly improve people’s life, and build a better and more sustainable world.

Nevertheless artificial intelligence and robots will have profound social and ethical consequences for human society and a number of challenges relating to safety, privacy, transparency, fairness, equality, morality, accountability but also employment and work organization will become more and more important.

To fully benefit from their extraordinary potential, we have to make sure that artificial intelligence and robots are developed in ways that serve human wellbeing and the global social good.

For this purpose, The Robot Of The Year awards aim at encouraging, selecting and supporting the development of most promising robots and artificial intelligences innovations, designed for the benefit of human society and aligned with well-defined ethical criteria, in a number of key industrial sectors.