IROS 2012 Award Winners Announced - IEEE Robotics and Automation Society

IROS 2012 Award Winners Announced

The following awards were presented at the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Robots.

IROS Harashima Award
Christian Laugier - Research Director, INRIA
For his contributions to Embedded Perception and Driving Decision for Intelligent Vehicles, and his leadership in IROS conferences

NTF Award for Entertainment Robots and Systems
Winner:
Integration of Sound Source Localization and Separation to Improve Dialogue Management on a Robot - Maxime Frechette, Dominic Létourneau, Jean MarcValin, Francois Michaud

Finalists:
Learning a Projective Mapping to Locate Animals in Video Using RFID - Pipei Huang, Rahul Sawhney, Daniel Walker, Kim Wallen, Aaron Bobick, Shiyin Qin, Tucker Balch
Towards Learning of Safety Knowledge from Human Demonstrations - Philipp Ertle, MichelTokic, HolgerVoos, Dirk Söffker
Psychological Experiments on Avoidance Action Characteristics for Estimating Avoidability of Harm to Eyes from Robots - Takamasa Hattori, Yoji Yamada, Shuji Mori, Shogo Okamoto, Susumu Hara

JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for Amusement Culture
Winner:
Synergy–based Optimal Design of Hand Pose Sensing - Matteo Bianchi, Paolo Salaris, Antonio Bicchi

Finalists:
Listen to Body’s Message: Quadruped Robot That Fully Exploits Physical Interaction between Legs - Dai Owaki, Leona Morikawa,Akio Ishiguro
Armrest Joystick -Mechanism Design and Basic Experiments - Hiroaki Ishida,Tetsuo Hagiwara, Koji Ueda, Shigeo Hirose

RoboCup Best Paper Award
Not presented this year

IROS CoTeSys Cognitive Robotics Best Paper Award
Winner:
Learning Concurrent Motor Skills in Versatile Solution Spaces - Christian Daniel, Gerhard Neumann, Jan Peters

Finalists:
DART: A Particle-based Method for Generating Easy-to-Follow Directions - RobertGoeddel, Edwin Olson
Fuzzy Optimisation Based Symbolic Grounding for Service Robots - Beisheng Liu, Dayou Li, Renxi Qiu, Shuang Gu
Global Structure Histogram - Marianna Madry, Carl Henrik Ek, Renaud Detry, Kaiyu Hang, Danica Kragic
Iteratively Learning to Classify Objects by Touch with Online Spatio-Temporal Experts - Harold Soh,Yanyu Su,Yiannis Demiris
I’ll Keep You in Sight: Finding a Good Position to Observe a Person - Jens Kessler, Daniel Iser, Horst-MichaelGross

ICROS Best Application Paper Award
Winner: 
Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles - Meysam Basiri, Felix Schill, Pedro Lima, Dario Floreano

Finalists:
Design of TELESAR V for Transferring Bodily Consciousness in Telexistence - Charith Lasantha Fernando, Masahiro Furukawa, Tadatoshi Kurogi, Sho Kamuro, Katsunari Sato, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi
''Open Sesame!'' Adaptive Force/Velocity Control for Opening Unknown Doors - Yiannis Karayiannidis, Claes Christian Smith, Francisco Vina, Petter Ogren, Danica Kragic
Experiments in Quasi-Static Manipulation of a Planar Elastic Rod - Dennis Matthews, Timothy Bretl 
6D Workspace Constraints for Physical Human-Robot Interaction using Invariance Control with Chattering Reduction - Melanie Kimmel, Martin Lawitzky, Sandra Hirche

IROS 2012 Best Video Award (Special Award)
Winner:
Intrinsically Elastic Robots: The Key to Human Like Performance - Sami Haddadin, et al.

Finalists:
SFly: Swarm of Micro Flying Robots - MarkusW. Achtelik, et al.
Spatially Targeted Communication and SelfAssembly - Nithin Mathews, et al.

IROS 2012 Best Jubilee Video Award
Winners:
Ultra High-Speed Robot Based on 1kHz Vision System - M. Ishikawa et al.
Variable Impedance Actuators: Moving the Robots of Tomorrow - B. Vanderborght et al.

Finalists:
The Power of Prediction: Robots That Read Intentions - E. Bicho et al.
Video: RoboCup Robot Soccer History 1997 – 2011 - P. Stone et al.
Development of Robotic Hands: The UB Hand Evolution - G.Palli, et al.
10 Years in the Cooperation of Unmanned Aerial Systems - A.Ollero et al.

IROS 2012 Best Student Paper Award
Winner:
Movement of Artificial Bacterial Flagella in Heterogeneous Viscous Environments at the Microscale - Kathrin Eva Peyer 

Finalist:
Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from MicroAirVehicles - Meysam Basiri
Online Learning of Concepts and Words Using Multimodal LDA and Hierarchical Pitman -Yor Language Model - Takaya Araki
Design of TELESAR V for Transferring Bodily Consciousness inTelexistence - Charith Lasantha Fernando
6D Workspace Constraints for Physical HumanRobot Interaction Using Invariance Control with Chattering Reduction - Melanie Kimmel
Learning Concurrent Motor Skills in Versatile Solution Spaces - Christian Daniel
A New Kinect-Based Guidance Mode for Upper Limb Robot-Aided Neurorehabilitation - Claudio Loconsole
Biologically Inspired Reactive Climbing Behavior of Hexapod Robots - DennisGoldschmidt

IROS 2011 Best Paper Award 
Winner:
A High-Accuracy Visual Marker Based on a Microlens Array - Hideyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Sumi, Yoshio Matsumoto

Finalists:
Bio-Inspired TauPilot for Automated Aerial Docking and Landing of Unmanned Aircraft Systems - Farid Kendoul, BilalAhmedArain
Vision-Based Autonomous Mapping and Exploration Using a Quadrotor MAV - Friedrich Fraundorfer, Lionel Heng, Dominik Honegger, Gim Hee Lee, Lorenz Meier, Petri Tanskanen, Marc Pollefeys
Learning Concurrent Motor Skills in Versatile Solution Spaces - Christian Daniel,Gerhard Neumann, Jan Peters
Biologically Inspired Reactive Climbing Behavior of Hexapod Robots - Dennis Goldschmidt, Frank Hesse, Florentin Wörgötter, Poramate Manoonpong
Classification with Probabilistic Targets - Asher Bender, Stefan BernardWilliams, Oscar Pizarro
Human-Humanoid Haptic Joint Object Transportation Case Study - Antoine Bussy, Abderrahmane Kheddar, André Crosnier, François Keith
A High-Accuracy Visual Marker Based on a Microlens Array - Hideyuki Tanaka, Yasushi Sumi, Yoshio Matsumoto
A Resonant Electrostatic Induction Motor with Piezoelectric Elements as Inductors Connected to its Slider Electrodes - Ryosuke Saito, Takuya Hosobata, Akio Yamamoto, Toshiro Higuchi
Exploiting and modeling local 3D structure for predicting object locations - AlperAydemir, Patric Jensfelt

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