IEEE Transactions on Haptics Best Application Paper Award (Sponsored by Alps Electric Co.)

About the Award

Description: To recognize the best application paper of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) published in the previous calendar year.
Established: 2017
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 Alps Electric Co. for a period of 10 years (2018-2027). If funding becomes unavailable, the award will not be given.
Eligibility: Authorship or co-authorship of all papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Haptics 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 ToH Senior Editorial Board selects the final candidate papers, and the EiC makes the final selection of the winning paper. Criteria for judging the papers are significance of the new applications, scientific and technological excellence, originality, and clarity of presentation.
Presentation: In the calendar year following publication of the paper at either the biennial World Haptics Conference or the IEEE Haptics Symposium which takes place in the intervening year.


Winners of the Award

Yuki Abe, Yu Someya, Mitsuhiko Shimomura, Task Ohmori, Seki Inoue, Masahiro Fujiwara, Yasutoshi Makino, and Hiroyuki Shinoda
"Remote Friction Reduction on Polystyrene Foam Surface by Focused Airborne Ultrasound"
vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 363-371, 2022


Nathan Dunkelberger, Jennifer L. Sullivan, Joshua Bradley, Indu Manickam, Gautam Dasarathy, Richard Baraniuk, and Marcia K. O’Malley
“A Multisensory Approach to Present Phonemes as Language Through a Wearable Haptic Device”
vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 188-199, 2021


Nobuhiro Takahashi, Shinichi Furuya, and Hideki Koike
“Soft Exoskeleton Glove with Human Anatomical Architecture: Production of Dexterous Finger Movements and Skillful Piano Performance”
vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 679-690, 2020


Jean-Baptiste Chossat, Daniel K. Y. Chen, Yong-Lae Park, and Peter B. Shull 
“Soft Wearable Skin-Stretch Device for Haptic Feedback Using Twisted and Coiled Polymer Actuators”
vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 521-532, 2019


Craig Shultz, Michael Peshkin and J. Edward Colgate
“The Application of Tactile, Audible, and Ultrasonic Forces to Human Fingertips Using Broadband Electroadhesion”
vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 279-290, 2018 


Juan José Zárate, Herbert Shea
"Using Pot-Magnets to Enable Stable and Scalable Electromagnetic Tactile Displays"
vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 106-112, 2017

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