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

About the Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper in Robot Vision 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 vision papers are encouraged to include keywords related to robot vision 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 vision. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the robot vision 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

Raphael Voges and Bernardo Wagner
"Interval-Based Visual-LiDAR Sensor Fusion"

Heng Yang, Pasquale Antonante, Vasileios Tzoumas and Luca Carlone
"Graduated Non-Convexity for Robust Spatial Perception: From Non-Minimal Solvers to Global Outlier Rejection"

Xiaohan Fei, Alex Wong, and Stefano Soatto
"Geo-Supervised Visual Depth Prediction"

Philipp Jund, Andreas Eitel, Nichola Abdo, Wolfram Burgard
"Optimization Beyond the Convolution: Generalizing Spatial Relations with End-to-End Metric Learning"

Tanner Schmidt, Richard Newcombe, Dieter Fox
"Self-supervised Learning of Dense Visual Descriptors"

Ilaria Gori, J.K. Aggarwal, Larry Matthies, Michael S. Ryoo
"Multi-Type Activity Recognition in Robot-Centric Scenarios"

Chris Linegar, Winston Churchill, Paul Newman
"Work Smart, Not Hard: Recalling Relevant Experiences for Vast-Scale but Time-Constrained Localisation"

Alexander Hermans, Georgios Floros, Bastian Leibe
"Dense 3D Semantic Mapping of Indoor Scenes from RGB-D Images"

John Schulmann, Alex Lee, Jonathan Ho, and Pieter Abbeel
"Tracking Deformable Objects with Point Clouds"

Michael J. Milford, Gordon Wyeth
"SeqSLAM: Visual Route-Based Navigation for Sunny Summer Days and Stormy Winter Nights"

Kevin Lai, Liefeng Bo, Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox
"Sparse Distance Learning for Object Recognition Combining RGB and Depth Information"

Hauke Strasdat, J.M.M. Montiel, Andrew J. Davison
"Real-time Monocular SLAM: Why Filter?"

Andreas Ess, Bastian Leibe, Konrad Schindler, Lujc Van Gool
"Moving Obstacle Detection in Highly Dynamic Scenes"

Mark Cummins, Paul Newman
"Accelerated Appearance-Only SLAM"

Koichi Ogawara, Xiaolu Li, Katsushi Ikeuchi
"Marker-Less Human Motion Estimation Using Articulated Deformable Model"

Fabrizio Santini, Michele Rucci
"Depth Perception in an Anthropomorphic Robot that Replicates Human Eye Movements"

Dana Cobzas, Martin Jagersand
"Tracking and Predictive Display for a Remote Operated Robot using Uncalibrated Video"

R. Ginhoux, J. A. Gangloff, M. F. de Mathelin, L. Soler, Mara M. Arenas Sanchez, J. Marescaux
"Beating Heart Tracking in Robotic Surgery Using 500 Hz Visual Servoing, Model Predictive Control and an Adaptive Observer"

James Davis, Xing Chen
"Foveated Observation of Shape and Motion"

Ezio Malis
"Vision-based control invariant to camera intrinsic parameters: stability analysis and path tracking"

Iwan Ulrich, Illah Nourbakhsh
"Appearance-Based Place Recognition for Topological Localization"

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