IROS 2019 Award Recipients Announced

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2019) was held 4-8 November 2019 in Macau, China. Congratulations to the following Award Recipients - which were announced on 7 November during the Awards Luncheon.

 

IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies

This award is to honor Professor Fumio Harashima, the Founding Honorary Chair of the IROS conferences, by recognizing outstanding contributions of an individual of the IROS community who has pioneered activities in robotics and intelligent systems.

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Nancy M. Amato - University of Illinois, USA
"For fundamental contributions to innovative robot motion planning and advanced computing methods"

IROS Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes an individual who has performed outstanding service and leadership for the benefit and advancement of the IROS Conference. Up to two awards will be given annually at the IROS Conference.

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Ren C. Luo - National Taiwan University, Taiwan
"For thirty years of outstanding contributions to the development of IROS"

Christian Laugier - INRIA, France
“For Outstanding Service and Leadership to IROS Conferences”

IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award

This award recognizes individuals (from academic institutions, government, industry, or research labs) who, in their early career, have made identifiable contributions that have had a major impact on intelligent robots and systems. Up to two awards will be given annually at the IROS Conference.

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Takeshi Ando - Panasonic Corporation, Japan
"For contributions to the deployment of service robots and assistive robots"

Mac Schwager - Stanford University, USA
"For contributions to the advancement of multi-robot systems"

IROS Best Paper Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper at the annual IROS Conference.

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"Planning Reactive Manipulation in Dynamic Environments"
Philipp S. Schmitt, Florian Wirnshofer, Kai M. Wurm, Georg v. Wichert, Wolfram Burgard

IROS ABB Best Student Paper Award

This award recognizes the most outstanding paper authored primarily by a student at the annual IROS Conference.

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"Efficient and Guaranteed Planar Pose Graph Optimization Using the Complex Number Representation"
Taosha Fan, Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein, Todd Murphey

IROS JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for Amusement Culture

This award recognizes technical papers which have made practical technology contributions to Toys, Toy Models and Amusement Culture. 

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"Responsive Joint Attention in Human-Robot Interaction"
André Pereira, Catharine Oertel, Leonor Fermoselle, Joe Mendelson, Joakim Gustafson

IROS RoboCup Best Paper Award

This award recognizes technical papers which have made identifiable contributions to RoboCup.

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"Motion Decoupling and Composition via Reduced Order Model Optimization for Dynamic Humanoid Walking with CLF-QP based Active Force Control"
Xiaobin Xiong, Aaron D. Ames

IROS KROS Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics

This award is to promote interdisciplinary researches on cognition for technical systems and advancements of cognitive robotics in industry, home applications, and daily life.

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"Planning Beyond The Sensing Horizon Using a Learned Context"
Michael Everett, Justin Miller, Jonathan P. How

IROS Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics

This award is to promote advanced research on safety, security and rescue robotics. The name of the award is connected with Mr. Motohiro Kisoi who was killed in Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on 17 January 1995. He was a master student of Kobe University, Japan at that time. He had a dream to create a robot that can help people. To memorialize him and Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the award has established.

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"Optimization Based Motion Planning for Multi-Limbed Vertical Climbing Robots"
Xuan Lin, Jingwen Zhang, Junjie Shen, Gabriel Fernandez, Dennis W Hong

IROS ICROS Best Application Paper Award

This award is to promote researches on excellent robot application.

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"Visual Servoing of Miniature Magnetic Film Swimming Robots for 3D Arbitrary Path Following"
Chenyang Huang, Tiantian Xu, Jia Liu, Laliphat Manamanchaiyaporn, Xinyu Wu

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