IEEE ICRA Best Student Paper Award

About the Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper authored primarily by a student and presented by the student at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Established: 1988
Prize: A single award of $1,000 to the student first-author and certificates for all individual authors. In the exceptional case that two papers are deemed worthy, the student first-author of each paper will receive a $500 prize.
Funding: The award is funded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
Eligibility: All student papers presented at the annual ICRA conference are eligible. There are no restrictions as to organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age. There is no requirement for IEEE membership. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.
Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.
Presentation: The award will be announced and presented at the same annual IEEE ICRA conference.


Winners of this Award

2017
Fadri Furrer, Martin Wermelinger, Hironori Yoshida, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Daniel Kohler, Roland Siegwart, Marco Hutter
"Autonomous Robotic Stone Stacking with Online Next Best Object Target Pose Planning"

2016
Lerrel Joseph Pinto, Abhinav Gupta
"Supersizing Self-supervision: Learning to Grasp from 50K Tries and 700 Robot Hours"

2015
Elliot Wright Hawkes (Student Author), David Christensen, Amy Kyungwon Han, Hao Jiang, Mark Cutkosky
"Grasping without Squeezing: Shear Adhesion Gripper with Fibrillar Thin Film"

2014
Jun Liu (Student Author), Vinayakumar Siragam, Zheng Gong, Jun Chen, Clement Leung, Zhe Lu, Changhai Ru, Shaorong Xie, Jun Luo, Robert Hamilton, Yu Sun
"Automated Microrobotic Characterization of Cell-Cell Communication"

2013
Alberto Rodriguez (Student Author), Matthew T. Mason
"Effector Form Design for 1DOF Planar Actuation"

2012
Ying Mao (Student Author), Sunil K. Agrawal
"Transition from Mechanical Arm to Human Arm with CAREX: a Cable Driven ARm EXoskeleton (CAREX) for Neural Rehabilitation" Funded in 2012 by United Technologies Research Center

2011
Award Not Presented

2010
Kathrin Eva Peyer (Student Author), Li Zhang, Bradley Kratochvil, Bradley J. Nelson
"Non-Ideal Swimming of Artificial Bacterial Flagella Near a Surface"

2009
Felix Beyeler (Student Author)), Simon Muntwyler, Bradley J. Nelson
"Design and Calibration of a Microfabricated 6-Axis Force-Torque Sensor for Microbotic Applications"

2008
Nora Ayanian (Student Author), Vijay Kumar
"Decentralized Feedback Controllers for Multi-Agent Teams in Environments with Obstacles"

2007
Sangbae Kim (Student Author), Matthew Spenko, Salomon Trujillo, Barrett Heyneman, Virgilio Matto
"Whole Body Adhesion: Hierarchical, Directional and Distributed Control of Adhesive Forces for a Climbing Robot"

2006
Simon P. DiMaio (Student Author), S. E. Salcudean
"Needle Insertion Modeling and Simulation"

2005
Ryan M. Eustice (Student Author), Hanumant Singh
"Exactly Sparse Delayed-State Filters"

2004
Eric L. Faulring (Student Author), J. Edward Colgate, Michael A. Peshkin
"A High Performance 6-DOF Haptic Cobot"

2003
Nakju Doh (Student Author), Howie Choset, Wan Kyun Chung
"Accurate Relative Localization Using Odometry"

2002
Simon P. DiMaio (Student Author), S. E. Salcudean
"Needle Insertion Modeling and Simulation"

2001
Kimberly Shillcutt (Student Author), William Whittaker
"Solar Navigational Planning for Robotic Explorers"

2000
T. Podder (Student Author), G. Antonelli, N. Sarkar
"Fault Tolerant Control of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Under Thruster Redundancy: Simulations and Experiments"

1999
Teruka Yata (Student Author)
"A Fast and Accurate Sonar-ring Sensor for a Mobile Robot"

1998
R. Mantripragada (Student Author)
"Modeling and controlling variation in mechanical assemblies using state transition models"

1997
Kenneth N. Groom (Student Author)
"Real-Time Failure Tolerant Control of Kinematically Redundant Manipulators"

1996
Uwe D. Hanebeck (Student Author), Guenther Schmidt
"Set Theoretic Localization of Fast Mobile Robots Using an Angle Measurement Technique"

1996
Vladimir Brajovic (Student Author), Takeo Kanade
"A Sorting Image Sensor: An Example of Massively Parallel Intensity-to-Time Processing for Low Latency Computational Sensors"

1995
Gregory J. Hamlin (Student Author), Art Sanderson
"Tetrabot: A Modular System for Hyper Redundant Parallel Robotics"

1994
R. N. Rohling (Student Author), J.M. Hollerbach
"Modeling and Parameter Estimation of the Human Index Finger"

1993
Ning Xi (Student Author), T.J. Tarn, A. Bejczy
"Event Based Planning and Control for Multi Robot Planning and Coordination"

1992
Xavier Lebegue (Student Author), J.K. Aggarwal
"Extraction and Interpretation of Semantically Significant Line Segments for a Mobile Robot"

1991
Konstantinos Tarabanis (Student Author), Peter Allen
"Automated Sensor Planning for Robot Vision Tasks"

1990
John S. Bausch (Student Author), K. Youcef-Toumi
"Kinematic Methods for Automated Fixtue Reconfiguration Planning"

1989
Prasad Akella (Student Author), Mark Cutkowsky
"Manipulating with Soft Fingers: Modeling Contacts and Dynamics"

1988
Mark E. Pittelkau (Student Author), Joe Anderson
"Adaptive Load-Sharing Force Control for Two-Arm Manipulators"

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