ICRA Best Manipulation Paper (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit)

About the Award

Description: For the best paper relating to manipulation presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Established: 2000
Prize: $1000.00 and a certificate
Funding: Ben Wegbreit
Eligibility: Authors of papers published in the Proceedings of the annual International Conference on Robotics and Automation for the year of the award presentation
Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the oral or other presentation
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

Vikash Kumar, Emanuel Todorov, Sergey Levine
"Optimal Control with Learned Local Models: Application to Dexterous Manipulation"

Sergey Levine, Nolan Wagener, Pieter Abbeel
"Learning Contact-Rich Manipulation Skills with Guided Policy Search"

Caroline E. Bryson, D. Caleb Rucker
"Toward Parallel Continuum Robots"

Yasemin Bekiroglu, Dan Song, Lu Wang, Danica Kragic
"A Probabilistic Framework for Task-Oriented Grasp Stability Assessment"

Zoe McCarthy, Timothy Bretl
"Mechanics and Manipulation of Planar Elastic Kinematic Chains"

Yajing Shen, Masahiro Nakajima, Seiji Kojima, Michio Homma, Toshio Fukuda
"Characterization of Oscillating Nano Knife for Single Cell Cutting by Nanorobotic Manipulation System inside ESEM"

Michael Kummer, Jake Abbott, Bradley Kratochvil, Ruedi Borer, Ali Sengul, Bradley J. Nelson
"OctoMag: An Electromagnetic System for 5-DOF Wireless Micromanipulation"

Award Not Presented

Taro Takahashi, Toshimitsu Tsuboi, Takeo Kishida, Yasunori Kawanami, Satoru Shimizu
"Adaptive Grasping by Multi Fingered Hand with Tactile Sensor Based on Robust Force and Position Control"

Hermann Georg Mayer, Istvan Nagy, Alois Knoll, Eva U. Braun, Robert Bauernschmidt
"Adaptive Control for Human-Robot Skilltransfer: Trajectory Planning Based on Fluid Dynamics"

Noriatsu Furukawa, Akio Namiki, Senoo Taku, Masatoshi Ishikawa
"Dynamic Regrasping Using a High-speed Multifingered Hand and a High-speed Vision System"

Adriano Fagiolini, Hitoshi Arisumi, Antonio Bicchi
"Visual-based Feedback Control of Casting Manipulation"

K. "Gopal" Gopalakrishnan, Ken Goldberg
"D-Space and Deform Closure: A Framework for Holding Deformable Parts"

S. Haidacher, G. Hirzinger
"Estimating Finger Contact Location and Object Pose from Contact Measurements in 3-D Grasping"

Andrew T. Miller, Steffen Knoop, Henrik I. Christensen, Peter K. Allen
"Automatic Grasp Planning Using Shape Primitives"

Toru Omata, Kazuo Tsukagoshi, Osamu Mori
"Whole Quadruped Manipulation"

Paolo Dario, Arianna Menclassi
"Force Feedback-Based Micro-Instrument for Measuring Tissue Properties and Pulse in Microsurgery"

Makoto Kaneko, Kensuke Harada, Toshio Tsuji
"A Sufficient Condition For Manipulation of Envelope Family"

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