Awards

  1. IEEE ICRA Best Conference Paper Award (est. 1993)
    Description: To recognize the most outstanding paper in the Proceedings of the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the oral or other presentation.
  2. IEEE ICRA Best Student Paper Award (est. 1988)
    Description: To recognize the most outstanding paper authored primarily by a student at the annual IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, practical significance of the applications, clarity of the written presentation in the proceedings, and quality of the oral presentation at the conference.
  3. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Automation (est. 1997)
    Description: To encourage research in Automation by annually recognizing the Best Automation Paper at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) systems that operate autonomously in predictable environments over extended periods, or the explicit structuring of such environments.
    Basis for Judging: Factors that will be considered are originality, depth, quality, presentation, and significance as related to automation, emphasizing efficiency, productivity, quality, and reliability, focusing on systems that operate autonomously in predictable environments over extended periods, or the explicit structuring of such environments.
  4. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics (sponsored by KROS) (est. 2010)
    Description: This award is established to promote interdisciplinary research on cognition for technical systems and advancements of cognitive robotics in industry, home applications, and daily life. Up to one award will be given annually at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) conference.
    Basis for Judging: Factors to be considered are: the significance of cognitive behavior and cognitive capabilities, interdisciplinary work, creativity, technical merits, originality, potential impact in applications in industry and at home, and clarity of presentation.
  5. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) (sponsored by ABB) (est. 2015)
    Description: This award recognizes the best paper on Human-Robot Interaction presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of human-robot interaction. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the human-robot interaction field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.
  6. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Manipulation (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit) (est. 2000)
    Description: For the best paper relating to manipulation presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the oral or other presentation.
  7. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics (sponsored by Intuitive Surgical) (est. 2009)
    Description: This award will recognize outstanding work in the area of medical robotics and computer-assisted interventional devices and systems. Relevant topics may include the design and development of novel devices and robotic systems, and their integration with navigation and imaging technologies for enhanced clinical efficacy.
    Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the conference Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of medical robotics.
  8. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Multi-Robot Systems (sponsored by Amazon Robotics) (est. 2017)
    Description: This award recognizes the best paper on Multi-Robot Systems presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of on Multi-Robot Systems. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the human-robot interaction field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.
  9. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Service Robotics (sponsored by KUKA) (est. 2008)
    Description: To promote between robotics science research and industry R&D advancement in the area of service robotics applications (both professional and domestic).
    Basis for Judging: Factors to be considered are: the significance of the new applications, technical merits, originality, potential impact on the field, and clarity of presentation.
  10. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Robot Vision (sponsored by Ben Wegbreit) (est. 2000)
    Description: For the best paper relating to vision presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation.
    Basis for Judging: Technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the oral or other presentation.
  11. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sponsored by DST Group) (est. 2018)
    Description: This award recognizes the best paper on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance and potential impact on the human-robot interaction field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.
  12. IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award on Robot Mechanisms and Design (est. 2019)
    Description: This award recognizes the best paper on Robot Mechanisms and Design presented at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
    Basis for Judging: A selection committee will be appointed by the ICRA Awards Committee with members who have appropriate expertise in the field of mechanisms and mechanical design. The RAS Technical Committee on Mechanisms and Design is the technical cosponsor for this award and is available to assist in recommending members for the selection committee. Papers are judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance to mechanisms and mechanical design, potential impact on the field, clarity of the written paper, and quality of the conference presentation.