IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Manipulation (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit)

About the Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper in Robot Manipulation presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Established: 2000
Prize: A single award of $1,000 to be shared by all authors and certificates for individual authors. 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: The award is sponsored by Ben Wegbreit. If funding becomes unavailable, the award will not be given.
Eligibility: All papers presented at the annual ICRA conference are eligible. There are no restrictions as to organization, nationality, race, creed, sex, or age. There is no requirement for IEEE membership. Eligibility and Selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. Authors of robot manipulation papers are encouraged to include keywords related to robot manipulation in their keyword list to help the ICRA Awards Committee identify papers to consider for the award.
Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of robot manipulation. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the robot manipulation field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.
Presentation: The award will be announced and presented at the same annual IEEE ICRA conference.

Winners of this Award

Carolyn Matl, Josephine Koe and Ruzena Bajcsy
"StRETcH: A Soft to Resistive Elastic Tactile Hand"

Shenli Yuan, Austin Epps, Jerome Nowak and Kenneth Salisbury
"Design of a Roller-Based Dexterous Hand for Object Grasping and Within-Hand Manipulation"

Chung Hee Kim and Jungwon Seo
"Shallow-Depth Insertion: Peg in Shallow Hole through Robotic In-Hand Manipulation"

Preston Culbertson, Mac Schwager
"Decentralized Adaptive Control for Collaborative Manipulation"

Prashant Rao, Gray Thomas, Luis Sentis, Ashish Deshpande
"Analyzing Achievable Stiffness Control Bounds of Robotic Hands with Compliantly Coupled Finger Joints"

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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