IEEE RAS Early Career Award
About the Award
Description: This award is bestowed on individuals in the early stage of their career, who have made an identifiable contribution or contributions which have had a major impact on the robotics and/or automation fields. Two awards are presented, the RAS Early Career Award - Academic and the RAS Early Career Award - Industry or Government.
Prize: $1000 (as of 2008), Plaque and Certificate
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Eligibility: Any current member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society who is in the early stage of his/her career in the robotics and/or automation field, i.e., less than 7 years after being granted his or her highest earned academic degree. (This period is defined as the time between the date on the nominee's diploma and the close of nominations for the award.)
Basis for Judging:
1) Current and potential impact of the submitted contribution or contributions on the fields of robotics and/or automation
2) Contributions to the Society and the profession
3) Educational contributions
Nominations for the award will be solicited by the Awards Committee; a nomination may be made by someone familiar with the individual's work. Three references will be required. The nominator and the references must be Society members. Scoring by the Awards Committee will be on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest; the overall score for a nominee will be obtained by summing the scores determined by each Committee member for that nominee; awardees will be those nominees receiving the top scores in each of the two categories; the Committee may modify the scoring method.
Presentation: At the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), usually held in April or May.
Winners of this Award
Ioan A. Sucan
"For contributions to open source software for robot motion planning"
"For contributions to the theory and implementation of robot motion planning and manipulation"
"For contributions to the theory of, and experiments in, robot locomotion and manipulation"
"For bringing empirical social science research into the development of personal and telepresence robotics"
"For fundamental contributions to robot safety, physical Human-Robot Interaction, and soft-robotics control"
Robert J. Webster III
"For innovations in the design, modeling, and control of flexible minimally invasive surgical robots"
"For his scientific contributions to online trajectory generation and sensor-based motion control of robot systems widely used in industry and academia"
Kyu Jin Cho
"Fundamental contributions to soft robotics and biologically inspired robot design"
"For his major contributions to robot vision and visually-guided micro aerial vehicles"
"For major contributions to robotic manipulation research, released as open-source and widely adopted and used in both academia and industry"
Radu B. Rusu
"For contributions to creating and leading an open source ecosystem that fosters technology transfer in 3D perception between academia and industry"
"For the development of new robot learning approaches, architectures and methods and their application to anthropomorphic robots"
"For his contributions to mobile robot exploration and simultaneous localization and mapping"
"For leadership and outstanding contributions to the cooperation of academia and industry, and for managing and promoting significant technology transfer in the area of industrial and service robotics"
"For contributions to apprenticeship learning and deformable object manipulation, and their application to autonomous helicopter flight and surgical and personal robotics"
"For contributions to haptic interfaces and touch perception for robotic and telerobotic systems"
"For contributions to the development of high efficiency nanorobotics and nanomanipulation systems"
"For contributions to micro-nano robotic manipulation and sensing technologies for cell analysis and biological applications"
"For contributions to enabling microrobotic and MEMS technologies for automated cell manipulation and characterization in cell biology and clinical applications"
"For pioneering the use of diagnostics and prognostics research in large-scale industrial robotics and automation applications"
"For fundamental contributions to planning, machine learning and the development of indoor unmanned air vehicle flight"
"For fundamental contributions to robust control of robot dynamics including time-delayed telerobotics, flexible robots, cellular actuator devices, and rehabilitation robots"
"For major contributions in bridging mobile robotics research to real world business applications, for promoting robotics on European and international levels, and for contributions to the Expo-02 and Nesbot Projects"
"For fundamental contributions to perception, SLAM, motion planning and navigation; and technical leadership on the 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge winning and 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge second place teams"
"For leadership and research contributions ot automation science and engineering in the areas of parts handling and semiconductor manufacturing"
"For contributions to Visually Guided Manipulation"
"For outstanding contributions to the design and control of a lightweight robot for industrial applications"
"For his significant contribution to the technical field of automation science and engineering, in such areas as modeling and analysis of manufacturing systems, performance evaluation and bottleneck id"
"For his remarkable achievements at his career stage, including impressive publication record, building a solid robotics program and attracting substantial funding, being selected to receive the National Science Foundation Career Award, receiving the ORNL Early Career Award, and for his innovative research in the areas of nonlinear control design for robotic systems, and of visual servo control"
"For contributions to soft-computing techniques for robot reasoning and learning in space applications"
"For contributions to the design of new robotic devices that facilitate neuromuscular assistance, learning, and rehabilitation"
"For contributions to the design and control of haptic devices and to teleoperated and needle-based robot-assisted surgery"
"For contributions to mobile robots and commercially practical robots and vision systems"
"For contributions to physical geometric algorithms and MEMS, with applications to self-assembly and part manipulation"
"For development of algorithms and software for the dynamics of general and complex kinematic chains and their applications to humanoid robotics and computer graphics"
"For contributions to micro/nano-scale life science automation"
1999 - Academic