ICRA 2013 Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to the following ICRA 2013 Best Paper Award recipients! Winners were announced and honored during the Awards Luncheon which took place on 9 May 2013 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Best Automation Paper Award
A Novel Virtual Metrology Scheme for Predicting Machining Precision of Machine Tools:
Hao Tieng, Haw-Ching Yang, Min-Hsiung Hung, Fan-Tien Cheng

Best Medical Robotics Paper Award
A Continuum Manipulator Made of Interlocking Fibers:
Matthew S. Moses, Michael D. M. Kutzer, Hans Ma, Mehran Armand

Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award
Using Robotic Exploratory Procedures to Learn the Meaning of Haptic Adjectives:
Vivian Chu, Ian McMahon, Lorenzo Riano, Craig G. McDonald, Qin He, Jorge Martinez Perez-Tejada, Michael Arrigo, Naomi Fitter, John C. Nappo, Trevor Darrell, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker

KUKA Best Service Robotics Paper Award
Towards Real-World Gas Distribution Mapping and Leak Localization Using a Mobile Robot with 3D and Remote Gas Sensing Capabilities:
Victor Manuel Hernandez Bennetts, Achim J. Lilienthal, Ali Abdul Khaliq, V?ctor Pomareda Sesé, Marco Trincavelli

Best Manipulation Paper Award
A Probabilistic Framework for Task-Oriented Grasp Stability Assessment:
Yasemin Bekiroglu, Dan Song, Lu Wang, Danica Kragic

Best Vision Paper Award
Tracking Deformable Objects with Point Clouds:
John Schulmann, Alex Lee, Jonathan Ho, and Pieter Abbeel

Best Student Paper Award
Effector Form Design for 1DOF Planar Actuation:
Alberto Rodriguez (Student Author), Matthew T. Mason

Best Conference Paper Award
Control Design along Trajectories with Sums of Squares Programming:
Anirudha Majumdar, Amir Ali Ahmadi, Russ Tedrake

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