RA-L Paper Awards


Each year, the RA-L Senior Volunteers (EiC, Senior Editors, and Steering Committee) vote for the Best Paper(s) published in the previous calendar year. The finalists and winners of the “RA-L Best Paper Award” are listed below.


Winner: B. Penin, P. R. Giordano, and F. Chaumette, "Vision-Based Reactive Planning for Aggressive Target Tracking While Avoiding Collisions and Occlusions," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 3725-3732, Oct. 2018.

Finalist: R. Calandra, A. Owens, D. Jayaraman, J. Lin, W. Yuan, J. Malik, E. H. Adelson, and S. Levine, "More Than a Feeling: Learning to Grasp and Regrasp Using Vision and Touch," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 3300-3307, Oct. 2018.

Finalist: A. R. Vidal, H. Rebecq, T. Horstschaefer and D. Scaramuzza, "Ultimate SLAM? Combining Events, Images, and IMU for Robust Visual SLAM in HDR and High-Speed Scenarios," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 994-1001, April 2018.

Winner:  C. Garcia Cifuentes, J. Issac, M. Wüthrich, S. Schaal and J. Bohg, "Probabilistic Articulated Real-Time Tracking for Robot Manipulation," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 577-584, April 2017. doi: 10.1109/LRA.2016.2645124

Winner:  T. Bartelds, A. Capra, S. Hamaza, S. Stramigioli and M. Fumagalli, "Compliant Aerial Manipulators: Toward a New Generation of Aerial Robotic Workers," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 477-483, Jan. 2016.

Winner:  M. C. Yip and D. B. Camarillo, "Model-Less Hybrid Position/Force Control: A Minimalist Approach for Continuum Manipulators in Unknown, Constrained Environments," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 844-851, July 2016.

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