IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award

About the Award

Description: To recognize the best papers of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) published in the previous calendar year.
Established: 2016
Prize: Up to five (5) awards of $1,000 will be selected. $1,000 prize to be shared by all authors of each paper and certificates for all individual authors. If there are multiple authors of a winning paper, they will share the $1,000 prize equally.
Eligibility: Authorship or co-authorship of all papers published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 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: The RA-L Senior Editorial Board selects the final candidate papers, and the EiC makes the final selection of the winning papers. Scientific and technological excellence will be the unique criterion for judging the papers.
Presentation: At the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in the calendar year following publication of the paper. 


Winners of the Award


Karl Van Wyk, Mandy Xie, Anqi Li, Muhammad Asif Rana, Buck Babich, Bryan Peele, Qian Wan, Iretiayo Akinola, Balakumar Sundaralingam, Dieter Fox, Byron Boots, and Nathan D. Ratliff
"Geometric Fabrics: Generalizing Classical Mechanics to Capture the Physics of Behavior"
vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 3202-3209, April 2022.

Amy Kyungwon Han, Amar Hajj-Ahmad, and Mark R. Cutkosky
"Bimanual Handling of Deformable Objects With Hybrid Adhesion"
vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 5497-5503, April 2022.

Oier Mee, Lukas Hermann, Erick Rosete-Beas, and Wolfram Burgard
"CALVIN: A Benchmark for Language-Conditioned Policy Learning for Long-Horizon Robot Manipulation Tasks"
vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 7327-7334, July 2022.

Minho Oh, Euigon Jung, Hyungtae Lim, Wonho Song, Sumin Hu, Eunchang Mason Lee, Junghee Park, Jaekyung Kim, Jangwoo Lee, and Hyun Myung
"TRAVEL: Traversable Ground and Above-Ground Object Segmentation Using Graph Representation of 3D LiDAR Scans"
vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 7255-7262, July 2022.

Hwayeong Jeong, Jirou Feng, and Jung Kim
"2.5D Laser-Cutting-Based Customized Fabrication of Long-Term Wearable Textile sEMG Sensor: From Design to Intention Recognition"
vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 10367-10374, October 2022.


Zheming Zhou, Xiaotong Chen, and Odest Chadwicke Jenkins
"LIT: Light-Field Inference of Transparency for Refractive Object Localization"
vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 4548-4555, July 2020

Douglas Morrison, Peter Corke, and Jürgen Leitner
"EGAD! An Evolved Grasping Analysis Dataset for Diversity and Reproducibility in Robotic Manipulation"
vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 4368-4375, July 2020

Yufeng Chen, Neel Doshi, and Robert J. Wood
"Inverted and Inclined Climbing Using Capillary Adhesion in a Quadrupedal Insect-Scale Robot"
vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 4820-4827, July 2020

Ke Xu and Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia
"Electronics-Free Logic Circuits for Localized Feedback Control of Multi-Actuator Soft Robots"
vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 3990-3997, July 2020

Giorgio Valsecchi, Ruben Grandia, and Marco Hutter
"Quadrupedal Locomotion on Uneven Terrain With Sensorized Feet"
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1548-1555, April 2020.


Peter Florence, Lucas Manuelli and Russ Tedrake
"Self-Supervised Correspondence in Visuomotor Policy Learning"
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 492-499, April 2020. Published online November 2019.

Yong-Jae Kim , Junsuk Yoon and Young-Woo Sim
"Fluid Lubricated Dexterous Finger Mechanism for Human-Like Impact Absorbing Capability"
vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 3971-3978, October 2019. Published online July 2019.

Tal Kislassi and David Zarrouk
"A Minimally Actuated Reconfigurable Continuous Track Robot"
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 652-659 April 2020. Published online December 2019.

Naveen Kuppuswamy, Alejandro Castro, Calder Phillips-Grafflin, Alex Alspach and Russ Tedrake
"Fast Model-Based Contact Patch and Pose Estimation for Highly Deformable Dense-Geometry Tactile Sensors"
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1811-1818 April 2020. Published online December 2019.

Teddy Ort, Krishna Murthy, Rohan Banerjee, Sai Krishna Gottipati, Dhaivat Bhatt, Igor Gilitschenski, Liam Paull and Daniela Rus
"MapLite: Autonomous Intersection Navigation Without a Detailed Prior Map"
vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 556-563 April 2020. Published online December 2019.


Bryan Penin, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, and François Chaumette
"Vision-Based Reactive Planning for Aggressive Target Tracking While Avoiding Collisions and Occlusions"
vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 3725-3732, October 2018


Cristina Garcia Cifuentes, Jan Issac, Manuel Wüthrich, Stefan Schaal, Jeannette Bohg
"Probabilistic Articulated Real-Time Tracking for Robot Manipulation"
vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 577-584, 2017


Teun Bartelds, Alex Capra, Salua Hamaza, Stefano Stramigioli, Matteo Fumagalli
"Compliant Aerial Manipulators: Toward a New Generation of Aerial Robotic Workers"
vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 477-483, 2016

Michael. C. Yip, David B. Camarillo
"Model-Less Hybrid Position/Force Control: A Minimalist Approach for Continuum Manipulators in Unknown, Constrained Environments"
vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 844-851, 2016


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