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ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award (sponsored by Intuitive Surgical)

About the Award

Description: This award will recognize outstanding work in the area of medical robotics and computer-assisted interventional devices and systems. Relevant topics may include the design and development of novel devices and robotic systems, and their integration with navigation and imaging technologies for enhanced clinical efficacy. Up to one award will be given annually at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Established: 2009
Prize: $1000.00 and a certificate for each author. If there are multiple authors of a winning paper, they will share the $1,000 prize equally. In the exceptional case that two papers are deemed worthy, the authors of each paper will share a $500 prize equally.
Funding: Intuitive Surgical has agreed to provide the funds on an annual basis. If funding from Intuitive Surgical becomes unavailable, the award will not be given.
Eligibility: All ICRA papers in the year of the award in the appropriate areas will be considered. Announcements in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and electronic newsletters will request authors of medical robotics papers to include medical robotics in their keyword list to help the Awards Committee identify papers to consider for the award.
Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the conference Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of medical robotics. Nominations will be completed at the ICRA Senior Program Committee meeting. The finalists will be identified at least two months before the conference. Selection is made after the presentations at the conference, and the winner is announced at the conference awards luncheon.
Presentation: The winner is announced at the conference awards luncheon.

Winners of this Award

Franziska Ullrich, Simone Schuerle, Roel Pieters, Avraham Dishy, Stephan Michels, Bradley J. Nelson
"Automated Capsulorhexis based on a Hybrid Magnetic-Mechanical Actuation System"

Matthew S. Moses, Michael D. M. Kutzer, Hans Ma, Mehran Armand
"A Continuum Manipulator Made of Interlocking Fibers"

Andrew Gosline, Nikolay V. Vasilyev, Arun Veeramani, MingTing Wu, Greg Schmitz, Rich Chen, Veaceslav Arabagi, Pedro J. del Nido, Pierre E. Dupont
"Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Removal"

J. Shang, D.P. Noonan, C. Payne, J. Clark, A. Darzi, G.-Z. Yang
"An Articulated Universal Joint Based Flexible Access Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgery"

Jur van den Berg, Daniel Duckworth, Stephen Miller, Humphrey Hu, Andrew Wan, Xiao-Yu Fu, Ken Goldberg, Pieter Abbeel
"Superhuman Performance of Surgical Tasks by Robots Using Iterative Learning from Human-Guided Demonstrations"

Ouajdi Felfoul, Eric Aboussouan, Arnaud Chanu, Sylvain Martel
"Real-time Positioning and Tracking Technique for Endovascular Untethered Microrobots Propelled by MRI Gradients"