ICRA Best Student Paper

About the Award

Description: To recognize the most outstanding paper authored primarily by a student at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Established: 1988
Prize: $1000 and a certificate
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Eligibility: Authors of student-authored papers published in the proceedings and presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, practical significance of the applications, clarity of the written presentation in the proceedings, and quality of the oral presentation at the conference
Presentation: Announced and presented at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. No award will be given if no qualified candidate is identified.

Winners of this Award

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

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

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"

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

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

Award Not Presented

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

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

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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