AWARDS

 

  1. IEEE ICRA Best Conference Paper Award (est. 1993)
  2. IEEE ICRA Best Student Paper Award (est. 1988)
  3. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Automation (est. 1997)
  4. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics (sponsored by KROS) (est. 2010)
  5. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (sponsored by ABB) (est. 2015)
  6. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Manipulation (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit) (est. 2000)
  7. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics (sponsored by Intuitive Surgical) (est. 2009)
  8. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Multi-Robot Systems (sponsored by Amazon Robotics) (est. 2017)
  9. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Service Robotics (sponsored by KUKA) (est. 2008)
  10. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Vision (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit) (est. 2000)
  11. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sponsored by DST Group) (est. 2018)
  12. IEEE ICRA 2018 Award for the Most Influential Paper from 1988/1998/2008 (approved for one-time offering)

Award Finalists

Title Authors Award Presentation slot Affiliation
Task-specific Sensor Planning for Robotic Assembly Tasks Rosman, Guy; Choi, Changhyun; Dogar, Mehmet Remzi; Fisher III, John W.; Rus, Daniela Conference TuA Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; University of Leeds; MIT; MIT
Design of an Autonomous Racecar: Perception, State Estimation and System Integration de la Iglesia Valls, Miguel; Hendrikx, Hubertus Franciscus Cornelis; Reijgwart, Victor; Meier, Fabio Vito; Sa, Inkyu; Dubé, Renaud; Gawel, Abel Roman; Bürki, Mathias; Siegwart, Roland Conference/Stu TuA ETH Zürich; ETH Zürich; ETH Zürich; ETH Zurich; ETH Zürich; ETH Zurich; ETH Zürich; Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich; Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zuerich; ETH Zurich
A Modular Dielectric Elastomer Actuator to Drive Miniature Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Berlinger, Florian; Duduta, Mihai; Gloria, Hudson; Clarke, David; Nagpal, Radhika; Wood, Robert Conference/Stu TuA Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University
Online Learning of a Memory for Learning Rates Meier, Franziska; Kappler, Daniel; Schaal, Stefan Conference TuA Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems; Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems; Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems; MPI Intelligent Systems & University of Southern California
Contact Model Fusion for Event-Based Locomotion in Unstructured Terrains Bledt, Gerardo; Wensing, Patrick; Ingersoll, Sam; Kim, Sangbae Conference/Stu TuA Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); University of Notre Dame; None; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Power and control autonomy for high speed locomotion with an insect-scale legged microrobot Goldberg, Benjamin; zufferey, Raphael; Doshi, Neel; Helbling, Elizabeth Farrell; Whittredge, Griffin; Kovac, Mirko; Wood, Robert Conference TuA Harvard University; Harvard University; Imperial College of London; Harvard; Harvard University; Harvard University; Imperial College London; Harvard University
A lightweight and efficient portable soft exosuit for paretic ankle assistance in walking after stroke Bae, Jaehyun; Siviy, Christopher; Rouleau, Michael; Menard, Nicolas; O’Donnell, Kathleen; Galiana, Ignacio; Athanassiu, Maria; Ryan, Danielle; Bibeau, Christine; Sloot, Lizeth; Kudzia, Pawel; Ellis, Terry; Awad, Louis; Walsh, Conor James Medical TuA Harvard University; Harvard University; Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; Virginia Tech; Wyss Institute; Harvard University – Wyss Institute; Harvard University; The Wyss Institute; Harvard University, Wyss Institute; Harvard University; Harvard University; Simon Fraser University; Boston University; Harvard University; Harvard University
Mechanical Rubbing of Blood Clots using Helical Robots under Ultrasound Guidance Khalil, Islam S.M.; Mahdy, Dalia; El-Sharkawy, Ahmed; Moustafa, Ramez; Tabak, Ahmet Fatih; Mitwally, Mohamed; Hesham El Feshawy, Sarah; Hamdi, Nabila; Klingner, Anke; Mohamed, Abdelrahman; Sitti, Metin Medical TuA German University in Cairo; German University in Cairo; German University in Cairo; German University in Cairo; Ain Shams University; Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems – Stuttgart; Assistant professor at the German university in Cairo; German University in Cairo (GUC); The German University in Cairo; German University in Cairo; Ain SHams University; Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Compact Design of a Hydraulic Driving Robot for Intra-operative MRI-guided Bilateral Stereotactic Neurosurgery Guo, Ziyan; Dong, Ziyang; Lee, Kit-Hang; Cheung, Chim Lee; Fu, Hing Choi; Ho, Justin Di-Lang; He, Haokun; Poon, Wai Sang; Chan, Tat-Ming; Kwok, Ka-Wai Medical TuA The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; The University of Hong Kong; the University of Hong Kong; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Prince of Wales Hospital; The University of Hong Kong
Learning Modes of Within-hand Manipulation Calli, Berk; Srinivasan, Krishnan; Morgan, Andrew; Dollar, Aaron Manipulation TuP Yale University; Yale University; Yale University; Yale University; Yale University
Learning Object Grasping for Soft Robot Hands Choi, Changhyun; Schwarting, Wilko; DelPreto, Joseph; Rus, Daniela Manipulation TuP Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MIT
Decentralized Adaptive Control for Collaborative Manipulation Culbertson, Preston; Schwager, Mac Manipulation, Multi-robot TuP Stanford University; Stanford University; Stanford University
Pairwise Consistent Measurement Set Maximization for Robust Multi-robot Map Merging Mangelson, Joshua; Dominic, Derrick; Eustice, Ryan; Vasudevan, Ram Multi-robot TuP University of Michigan; University of Michigan; University of Michigan; University of Michigan; University of Michigan
Voronoi-Based Coverage Control of Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera Networks Arslan, Omur; Min, Hancheng; Koditschek, Daniel Multi-robot TuP University of Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania
Talk Resource-Efficiently to Me: Optimal Communication Planning for Distributed SLAM Front-Ends Giamou, Matthew; Khosoussi, Kasra; How, Jonathan Patrick Multi-robot TuP University of Toronto; University of Toronto; MIT; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
LabelFusion: A Pipeline for Generating Ground Truth Labels for Real RGBD Data of Cluttered Scenes Marion, Pat; Florence, Peter; Manuelli, Lucas; Tedrake, Russ Vision TuP Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Optimization Beyond the Convolution: Generalizing Spatial Relations with End-to-End Metric Learning Jund, Philipp; Eitel, Andreas; Abdo, Nichola; Burgard, Wolfram Vision TuP University of Freiburg; University of Freiburg; University of Freiburg; University of Freiburg; University of Freiburg
Online Photometric Calibration of Auto Exposure Video for Realtime Visual Odometry and SLAM Bergmann, Paul; Wang, Rui; Cremers, Daniel Vision TuP Technical University Munich; Technical University Munich; Technical University of Munich; Technical University of Munich
Negotiating with a robot: Analysis of Regulatory Focus Behavior Cruz-Maya, Arturo; Tapus, Adriana Cognitive WeA ENSTA-ParisTech; ENSTA-ParisTech; ENSTA-ParisTech
Social Attention: Modeling Attention in Human Crowds Vemula, Anirudh; Muelling, Katharina; Oh, Jean Cognitive WeA Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon University
Temporal Spatial Inverse Semantics for Robots Communicating with Humans Gong, Ze; Zhang, Yu Cognitive WeA Arizona State University; Arizona State University; ASU
The Exchange of Knowledge using Cloud Robotics Bozcuoglu, Asil Kaan; Kazhoyan, Gayane; Furuta, Yuki; Stelter, Simon; Beetz, Michael; Okada, Kei; Inaba, Masayuki Cognitive, Service WeA University of Bremen; University of Bremen; University of Bremen; The University of Tokyo; Universität Bremen; University of Bremen; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo
Real-time Semantic Segmentation of Crop and Weed for Precision Agriculture Robots Leveraging Background Knowledge in CNNs Milioto, Andres; Lottes, Philipp; Stachniss, Cyrill Service WeA University of Bonn; University of Bonn; University of Bonn; University of Bonn
PRM-RL: Long-range Robotic Navigation Tasks by Combining Reinforcement Learning and Sampling-based Planning Faust, Aleksandra; Ramirez, Oscar Alejandro; Fiser, Marek; Oslund, Kenneth; Francis, Anthony; Davidson, James; Tapia, Lydia Service WeA Google Brain; Google Brain; Google; Google; Google; Google; Google Inc.; University of New Mexico
Where to Look? Predictive Perception with Applications to Planetary Exploration Otsu, Kyohei; Agha-mohammadi, Ali-akbar; Paton, Michael Service WeA California Institute of Technology; California Institute of Technology; NASA-JPL, Caltech; University of Toronto
Accurate and Adaptive In situ Fabrication of an Undulated Wall using an On-Board Visual Sensing System Lussi, Manuel; Sandy, Timothy; Doerfler, Kathrin; Hack, Norman; Gramazio, Fabio; Kohler, Matthias Daniel; Buchli, Jonas Automation WeP ETH Zürich; ETH Zurich; ETH Zürich; ETH Zurich, Institute for Technology in Architecture; ETH Zurich; ETH Zurich; ETH Zurich; Deepmind
Learning Robotic Assembly from CAD Chien, Melissa; Thomas, Garrett; Tamar, Aviv; Aparicio Ojea, Juan; Abbeel, Pieter Automation WeP UC Berkeley; University of California, Berkeley; UC Berkeley; UC Berkeley; Siemens; UC Berkeley
A Novel Automated Construction Scheme for Efficiently Developing Cloud Manufacturing Services Chen, Chao-Chun; Hung, Min-Hsiung; LI, PO-YI; Lin, Yu-Chuan; Liu, Yu-Yang; Cheng, Fan-Tien Automation WeP Chinese Culture University; National Cheng Kung University; Chinese Culture University; National Cheng Kung University; National Cheng Kung University; National Cheng Kung University; National Cheng Kung University
Scaling inertial forces to alter weight perception in virtual reality Suchoski, Jacob; Martinez, Susana; Okamura, Allison M. HRI WeP Stanford University; Stanford University; Stanford University; Stanford University
Interactively Picking Real-World Objects with Unconstrained Spoken Language Instructions Hatori, Jun; Kikuchi, Yuta; Kobayashi, Sosuke; Takahashi, Kuniyuki; Tsuboi, Yuta; Unno, Yuya; Ko, Wilson Kien Ho; Tan, Jethro HRI WeP Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks; Preferred Networks, Inc.; Preferred Networks, Inc.
Safety Map: A Unified Representation for Biomechanics Impact Data and Robot Instantaneous Dynamic Properties Mansfeld, Nico; Hamad, Mazin; Becker, Marvin; Gonzales Marin, Antonio; Haddadin, Sami HRI WeP German Aerospace Center (DLR); German Aerospace Center (DLR); Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Leibniz University Hanover (LUH); Leibniz Universität Hannover; Robotics and Mechatronics Center (DLR); Leibniz University Hanover
Towards a wind-powered UAV for ocean monitoring: performance, control and validation Bousquet, Gabriel D; Triantafyllou, Michael; Slotine, Jean-Jacques E. UAV WeP Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MIT; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Control Inspired Design of a Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial-Aquatic Vehicle Moore, Joseph; Fein, Andrew; Setzler, William UAV WeP Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab; University of Maryland; Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Onboard Vision-based Control of Agile Suspended Payload Maneuvers Tang, Sarah; Wueest, Valentin; Kumar, Vijay UAV WeP University of Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania; ETH Zurich; University of Pennsylvania
Design, Modeling and Control of Aerial Robot DRAGON: Dual-rotor-embedded-multilink Robot with the Ability of Multi-deGree-of-freedom Aerial TransformatiON ZHAO, MOJU; Anzai, Tomoki; Shi, Fan; Chen, Xiangyu; Okada, Kei; Inaba, Masayuki UAV WeP The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo; The University of Tokyo