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

About the Award

Description: This award recognizes the best paper in Medical Robotics presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
Established: 2009
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 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. for a period of 5 years (2018-2022). 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 medical robotics papers are encouraged to include keywords related to medical robotics 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 medical robotics. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the medical robotics field, possible clinical efficacy, 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

Yonghao Long, Jie Ying Wu, Bo Lu, Yueming Jin, Mathias Unberath, Yunhui Liu, Pheng Ann Heng and Qi Dou
"Relational Graph Learning on Visual and Kinematics Embeddings for Accurate Gesture Recognition in Robotic Surgery"

Lavanya Balasubramanian, Tom Wray and Dana Damian
"Fault Tolerant Control in Shape-Changing Internal Robots"

Ali Ebrahimi, Niravkumar Patel, Changyan He, Peter Gehlbach, Marin Kobilarov, and Iulian Iordachita
"Adaptive Control of Sclera Force and Insertion Depth for Safe Robot-Assisted Retinal Surgery"

Jaehyun Bae, Christopher Siviy, Michael Rouleau, Nicolas Menard, Kathleen O’Donnell, Ignacio Galiana, Maria Athanassiu, Danielle Ryan, Christine Bibeau, Lizeth Sloot, Pawel Kudzia, Terry Ellis, Louis Awad, Conor James Walsh
"A Lightweight and Efficient Portable Soft Exosuit for Paretic Ankle Assistance in Walking after Stroke"

Katie Popek, Tucker Hermans, Jake Abbott
"First Demonstration of Simultaneous Localization and Propulsion of a Magnetic Capsule in a Lumen using a Single Rotating Magnet"

Giulio Dagnino, Ioannis Georgilas, Paul Köhler, R. Atkins, Sanja Dogramadzi

"Image-Based Robotic System for Enhanced Minimally Invasive Intra-Articular Fracture Surgeries"

Steven H. Collins, Myunghee Kim, Tianjian Chen, Tianyao Chen
"An Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Emulator with Control of Plantarflexion and Inversion-Eversion Torque"

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" 

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