IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) Best Paper Award

About the Award

Description: To recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) in the previous calendar year. 
Established: 2021
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:  Funded by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) equally, as the T-MRB co-sponsoring Societies.
Eligibility: Authorship or co-authorship of all papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics (T-MRB) in the previous calendar year. 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. Recipient(s) need not be members of the IEEE or RAS.
Basis for Judging: Nominations are forwarded to the Award Committee. The identified final candidate papers are forwarded to the RAS and EMBS Pubs VPs, who make the final selection of the winning paper. Criteria for judging the papers are scientific and technological excellence, originality, potential impact on the field, and clarity of presentation. 
Presentation:The Award is presented at the annual IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) or at the annual IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) in the calendar year following publication of the paper.

Winners of the Award


Samuel Frishman, Robert D. Ings, Vipul Sheth, Bruce L. Daniel, and Mark R. Cutkosky

"Extending Reach Inside the MRI Bore: A 7-DOF, Low-Friction, Hydrostatic Teleoperator"

vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 701-713, 2021, doi: 10.1109/TMRB.2021.3097123

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