Awards and Finalists

 

IROS 2019 Awards

IROS JTCF Novel Technology Paper Award for Amusement Culture

Purpose: 
To recognize technical papers which have made practical technology contributions to Toys, Toy Models and Amusement Culture.

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
100,000JPY and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Responsive Joint Attention in Human-Robot Interaction
    André Pereira, Catharine Oertel, Leonor Fermoselle, Joe Mendelson, Joakim Gustafson
     
  • Deep Dive into Faces: Pose & Illumination Invariant Multi-Face Emotion Recognition System
    Suchitra Saxena, Shikha Tripathi, Sudarshan T S B
     
  • Enthusiastic Robots make Better Contact
    Elie Saad, Joost Broekens, Mark Neerincx, Koen Hindriks
     
  • Entropic Risk Measure in Policy Search
    David Nass, Boris Belousov, Jan Peters
     

IROS RoboCup Best Paper Award

Purpose: 
To recognize technical papers which have made identifiable contributions to RoboCup.

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Motion Decoupling and Composition via Reduced Order Model Optimization for Dynamic Humanoid Walking with CLF-QP based Active Force Control
    Xiaobin Xiong, Aaron Ames
     
  • Early Fusion for Goal Directed Robotic Vision
    Aaron Walsman, Yonatan Bisk, Saadia Gabriel, Dipendra Misra, Yoav Artzi, Yejin Choi, Dieter Fox
     
  • Advanced Autonomy on a Low-Cost Educational Drone Platform
    Luke Eller, Theo Guerin, Baichuan Huang, Garrett Warren, Sophie Yang, Josh Roy, Stefanie Tellex
     

IROS Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics sponsored by KROS

Purpose: 
To promote interdisciplinary researches on cognition for technical systems and advancements of cognitive robotics in industry, home applications, and daily life.

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Goal-Directed Behavior under Variational Predictive Coding: Dynamic Organization of Visual Attention and Working
    Minju Jung, Takazumi Matsumoto, Jun Tani
     
  • Scaling Robot Supervision to Hundreds of Hours with RoboTurk: Robotic Manipulation Dataset through Human Reasoning and Dexterity
    Ajay Uday Mandlekar, Jonathan Booher, Max Spero, Albert Tung, Anchit Gupta, Yuke Zhu, Animesh Garg, Silvio Savarese, Li Fei-Fei
     
  • Robot Learning via Human Adversarial Games
    Jiali Duan, Qian Wang, Lerrel Joseph Pinto, C.-C. Jay Kuo, Stefanos Nikolaidis
     
  • Planning Beyond The Sensing Horizon Using a Learned Context
    Michael Everett, Justin Miller, Jonathan Patrick How
     
  • Volumetric Instance-Aware Semantic Mapping and 3D Object Discovery
    Margarita Grinvald, Fadri Furrer, Tonci Novkovic, Jen Jen Chung, Cesar Cadena Lerma, Roland Siegwart, Juan Nieto
     

IROS Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics in memory of Motohiro Kisoi

Purpose: 
To promote advanced research on safety, security and rescue robotics. 
The name of the award is connected with Mr. Motohiro Kisoi who was killed in Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake on 17 January 1995. He was a master student of Kobe University, Japan at that time. He had a dream to create a robot that can help people. To memorialize him and Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, the award has established.

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
100,000JPY and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Optimization Based Motion Planning for Multi-Limbed Vertical Climbing Robots
    Xuan Lin, Jingwen Zhang, Junjie Shen, Gabriel Ikaika Fernandez, Dennis Hong
     
  • Landing of a Multirotor Aerial Vehicle on an Uneven Surface Using Multiple On-board Manipulators
    Hannibal Paul, Ryo Miyazaki, Robert Ladig, Kazuhiro Shimonomura
     
  • Development of a Steel Bridge Climbing Robot
    Son Nguyen, Hung La
     
  • FASTER: Fast and Safe Trajectory Planner for Flights in Unknown Environments
    Jesus Tordesillas Torres, Brett Lopez, Jonathan Patrick How
     
  • Reconfiguration Motion Planning for Variable Topology Truss
    Chao Liu, Mark Yim
     

IROS ICROS Best Application Paper Award

Purpose: 
To promote researches on excellent robot application.

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Finalists:

  • SVIn2: An Underwater SLAM System Using Sonar, Visual, Inertial, and Depth Sensor
    Sharmin Rahman, Alberto Quattrini Li, Ioannis Rekleitis
     
  • Integer Programming As a General Solution Methodology for Path-Based Optimization in Robotics: Principles, Best Practices, and Applications
    Shuai D. Han, Jingjin Yu
     
  • Mapping for Planetary Rovers from Terramechanics Perspective
    Ruyi Zhou, Liang Ding, Haibo Gao, Wenhao Feng, Zongquan Deng, Nan Li
     
  • Flexible Layouts for Fiducial Tags
    Maximilian Krogius, Acshi Haggenmiller, Edwin Olson
     
  • A Real-Time Dynamic Simulator and an Associated Front-End Representation Format for Simulating Complex Robots and Environments
    Adnan Munawar, Yan Wang, Radian Gondokaryono, Gregory Scott Fischer
     
  • Visual Servoing of Miniature Magnetic Film Swimming Robots for 3D Arbitrary Path Following
    Chenyang Huang, Tiantian Xu, Jia Liu, Laliphat Manamanchaiyaporn, Xinyu Wu
     

IROS 2019 ABB Best Student Paper Award

Purpose: 
To recognize the most outstanding paper authored primarily by a student at the annual IROS Conference.

Eligibility: 
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Integer Programming As a General Solution Methodology for Path-Based Optimization in Robotics: Principles, Best Practices, and Applications
    Shuai D. Han, Jingjin Yu
     
  • Efficient and Guaranteed Planar Pose Graph Optimization Using the Complex Number Representation
    Taosha Fan, Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein, Todd Murphey
     
  • Development of a Steel Bridge Climbing Robot
    Son Nguyen, Hung La
     
  • Flexible Layouts for Fiducial Tags
    Maximilian Krogius, Acshi Haggenmiller, Edwin Olson
     

IROS 2019 Best Paper Award

Purpose: 
To recognize the most outstanding paper at the annual IROS Conference.

Eligibility: 
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

Prize:
$ 2,000 and a certificate

Finalists:

  • Planning Reactive Manipulation in Dynamic Environments
    Philipp Sebastian Schmitt, Florian Wirnshofer, Kai M. Wurm, Georg v. Wichert, Wolfram Burgard
     
  • Bounded-Error LQR-Trees
    Barrett Ames, George Konidaris
     
  • Interaction-aware Decision Making with Adaptive Strategies under Merging Scenarios
    Yeping Hu, Alireza Nakhaei, Masayoshi Tomizuka, Kikuo Fujimura
     
  • Bee+: A 95-mg Four-Winged Insect-Scale Flying Robot Driven by Twinned Unimorph Actuators
    Xiufeng Yang, Ying Chen, Longlong Chang, Ariel, A Calderon, Nestor O Perez-Arancibia

IROS 2019 Awards

IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies

Purpose:
To honor Professor Fumio Harashima, the Founding Honorary Chair of the IROS conferences, by recognizing outstanding contributions of an individual of the IROS community who has pioneered activities in robotics and intelligent systems.

Prize:
$ 2,000 and a plaque

Eligibility:
The recipient must have created a new research area and/or technology for intelligent robots and systems. The recipient must have presented his or her contribution in one or more past IROS conferences.

IROS Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: 
To recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service and leadership for the benefit and advancement of the IROS Conference. Up to two awards will be given annually at the IROS Conference.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Eligibility:
Only members of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers are eligible.

IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award

Purpose: 
To recognize individuals (from academic institutions, government, industry, or research labs) who, in their early career, have made identifiable contributions that have had a major impact on intelligent robots and systems. Up to two awards will be given annually at the IROS Conference.

Prize:
$ 1,000 and a certificate

Eligibility: 
Any current member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers is eligible.  The nominee must be in his/her early stage of career in the Intelligent Robots and Systems field; that is, less than 10 years after being granted his/her highest earned academic degree.  This period is defined as the time between the date on the nominee's diploma and the close of nominations for the award.

Call for Nomination of IROS Awards

 

The IROS Awards Committee is requesting nominations for the following IROS awards:

IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies

IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award

IROS Distinguished Service Award

The summary of terms of these awards from the above. Please download the nomination form here. The nomination form can be used for any of the three awards simply by “clicking” on the check box for the particular award that you are making the nomination. 

Please submit a single form for each nomination you want to make.

Please send the nomination form to the IROS Steering Committee Secretary, Prof. Yasuhisa Hasegawa, by September 14th.

 

In addition, if you have any good candidates of IROS Fellow, please let us know.

IROS Fellow: Only retired members, over 65 years old,  of IEEE RAS, IEEE IES, RSJ, and SICE are eligible.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Shigeki Sugano, IROS Steering Committee Chair

Bill Hamel, IROS Awards Chair

Yasuhisa Hasegawa, IROS Steering Committee Secretary

Contact: [email protected]