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KUKA Service Robotics Best Paper Award

About the Award

Description: To promote between robotics science research and industry R&D advancement in the area of service robotics applications (both professional and domestic)

  • Administration: Conference Editorial Board of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
  • Nominee Solicitation: A call for the award nomination will be announced in the ICRA call for papers, R&A Magazine, and Society website
  • Award Committee: A selection committee will be appointed by the Conference Awards Committee with memberships who have appropriate expertise in the field of service robotics
  • Schedule: Selection of nominees will be made by the Conference Editorial Board at the time all conference papers are reviewed

Established: 2008
Prize: $1000 USD to be shared by all authors and certificates for individual authors
Funding: The award is sponsored by KUKA Roboter GmbH for an initial period of 5 years (2008-2012), which will be automatically extended for the same period unless one party, in writing to the other party, propose an amendment or notify their intention to terminate
Eligibility: All papers submitted to the annual ICRA. No restrictions as to IEEE membership, organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age
Basis for Judging: Factors to be considered are: the significance of the new applications, technical merits, originality, potential impact on the field, and clarity of presentation
Presentation: Presented annually at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) awards ceremony


Winners of this Award



2013
Victor Manuel Hernandez Bennetts, Achim J. Lilienthal, Ali Abdul Khaliq, Victor Pomareda Sesé, Marco Trincavelli
"Towards Real-World Gas Distribution Mapping and Leak Localization Using a Mobile Robot with 3D and Remote Gas Sensing Capabilities"

2012
Hideyuki Tsukagoshi, Yotaro Mori, Ato Kitagawa
"Fast Accessible Rescue Device by Using a Flexible Sliding Actuator"

2011
Qinan Li, Weidong Chen, Jingchuan Wang
"Shared Control for Human-Wheelchair Cooperation"

2010
Paul Timothy Furgale, Timothy Barfoot
"Service: Visual Path Following on a Manifold in Unstructured Three-Dimensional Terrain"

2009
Sam Haddadin, Alin Abu Schaeffer, Mirko Frommberger, Gerd Hirzinger, Juergen Rossmann
"The 'DLR Crash Report': Towards a Standard Crash Testing Protocol for Robot Safety' --Part 1: Results"

2008
Riccardo Schiavi, Giorgio Grioli, Soumen Sen, Antonio Bicchi
"VSA-II: A Novel Prototype of Variable Stiffness Actuator for Safe and Performing Robots Interacting with Humans"