IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award

About the Award

Description: To recognize the best peer-reviewed paper of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM) published in the previous calendar year.
Established: 2016
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. 
Eligibility: Authorship or co-authorship of all papers published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine 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 RAM Editorial Board selects the final candidate papers, and the Editor-in-Chief makes the final selection of the winning paper. 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

Tony G. Chen, Abhishek Cauligi, Srinivasan A. Suresh, Marco Pavone, and Mark R. Cutkosky
“Testing Gecko-Inspired Adhesives With Astrobee Aboard the International Space Station: Readying the Technology for Space”
vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 24-33, September 2022

Alberto Pretto, Stephanie Aravecchia, Wolfram Burgard, Nived Chebrolu, Christian Dornhege, Tillmann Falck, Freya Veronika Fleckenstein, Alessandra Fontenla, Marco Imperoli, Raghav Khanna, Frank Liebisch, Philipp Lottes, Andres Milioto, Daniele Nardi, Sandro Nardi, Johannes Pfeifer, Marija Popovic, Ciro Potena, Cedric Pradalier, Elisa Rothacker-Feder, Inkyu Sa, Alexander Schaefer, Roland Siegwart, Cyrill Stachniss, Achim Walter, Wera Winterhalter, Xiaolong Wu, Juan Nieto
“Building an Aerial–Ground Robotics System for Precision Farming: An Adaptable Solution”
vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 29-49, Sept. 2021


Margaret M. Coad, Laura H. Blumenschein, Sadie Cutler, Javier A. Reyna Zepeda, Nicholas D. Naclerio, Haitham El-Hussieny, Usman Mehmood, Jee-Hwan Ryu, Elliot W. Hawkes, and Allison M. Okamura
“Vine Robots: Design, Teleoperation, and Deployment for Navigation and Exploration”
vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 120-132, September 2020


Abderrahmane Kheddar, Stéphane Caron, Pierre Gergondet, Andrew Comport, Arnaud Tanguy, Christian Ott, Bernd Henze, George Mesesan, Johannes Englsberger, Máximo A. Roa, Pierre-Brice Wieber, François Chaumette, Fabien Spindler, Giuseppe Oriolo, Leonardo Lanari, Adrien Escande, Kevin Chappellet, Fumio Kanehiro, and Patrice Rabaté
“Humanoid Robots in Aircraft Manufacturing: The Airbus Use Cases”
vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 30-45, December 2019


Christian Hubicki, Andy Abate, Patrick Clary, Siavash Rezazadeh, Mikhail Jones, Andrew Peekema, Johnathan Van Why, Ryan Domres, Albert Wu, William Martin, Hartmut Geyer and Jonathan Hurst

“Walking and Running with Passive Compliance: Lessons from Engineering: A Live Demonstration of the ATRIAS Biped”
vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 23-39, September 2018


Gerrit Adriaan Folkertsma, Wessel Straatman, Nico Nijenhuis, Cornelis Henricus Venner, Stefano Stramigioli
"Robird: A Robotic Bird of Prey"
vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 22-29, 2017


Christian Gehring, Stelian Coros, Marco Hutter, Dario Bellicoso, Huub Heijnen, Remo Diethelm, Michael Bloesch, Péter Fankhauser, Jemin Hwangbo, Markus A. Hoepflinger, Roland Siegwart

"Practice Makes Perfect-An Optimization Based Approach to Controlling Agile Motions for a Quadruped Robot"
vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 34-43, 2016


Nicola Bezzo, Ankur Mehta, Cagdas D. Onal, Michael T. Tolley
"Robot Makers: The Future of Digital Rapid Design and Fabrication of Robots"
vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 27-36, 2015


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