Best Conference Paper Award (TuC9)

FINALISTS
  • The Robotarium: A Remotely Accessible Swarm Robotics Research Testbed
    Pickem, Daniel; Glotfelter, Paul; Wang, Li; Mote, Mark; Ames, Aaron; Feron, Eric; Egerstedt, Magnus

  • Design, Development and Experimental Assessment of a Robotic End-Effector for Non-Standard Concrete Applications
    Kumar, Nitish; Hack, Norman; Doerfler, Kathrin; Walzer, Alexander Nikolas; Rey, Gonzalo Javier; Gramazio, Fabio; Kohler, Matthias Daniel; Buchli, Jonas

  • Information Theoretic MPC for Model-Based Reinforcement Learning
    Williams, Grady; Wagener, Nolan; Goldfain, Brian; Drews, Paul; Rehg, James; Boots, Byron; Theodorou, Evangelos

  • Probabilistic Data Association for Semantic SLAM
    Bowman, Sean; Atanasov, Nikolay; Daniilidis, Kostas; Pappas, George J.

  • Estimating Unknown Object Dynamics in Human-Robot Manipulation Tasks
    Cehajic, Denis; Budde genannt Dohmann, Pablo; Hirche, Sandra


Best Student Paper Award (TuD9)

FINALISTS

  • Data-Driven Design of Implicit Force Control for Industrial Robots
    Parigi-Polverini, Matteo; Formentin, Simone; Dao, Le Anh; Rocco, Paolo

  • Motion Planning with Movement Primitives for Cooperative Aerial Transportation in Obstacle Environment
    Kim, Hyoin; Lee, Hyeonbeom; Choi, Seungwon; Noh, Yung-Kyun; Kim, H. Jin

  • 1-Actuator 3-DoF Parts Feeding Using Hybrid Joint Mechanism with Twisted Axis Layout
    Sakashita, Ryohei; Higashimori, Mitsuru

  • Robust Policy Search with Applications to Safe Vehicle Navigation
    Sheckells, Matthew; Garimella, Gowtham; Kobilarov, Marin

  • Autonomous Robotic Stone Stacking with Online Next Best Object Target Pose Planning
    Furrer, Fadri; Wermelinger, Martin; Yoshida, Hironori; Gramazio, Fabio; Kohler, Matthias Daniel; Siegwart, Roland; Hutter, Marco


Best Automation Paper Award (WeA11)

FINALISTS

  • A Distributed Approach to Automated Manufacturing Systems with Complex Structures Using Petri Nets
    Yang, Yan; Hu, Hesuan; Liu, Yang

  • UAV-Based Crop and Weed Classification for Smart Farming
    Lottes, Philipp; Khanna, Raghav; Pfeifer, Johannes; Siegwart, Roland; Stachniss, Cyrill

  • NimbRo Picking: Versatile Part Handling for Warehouse Automation
    Schwarz, Max; Milan, Anton; Lenz, Christian; Munoz, Aura; Periyasamy, Arul Selvam; Schreiber, Michael; Schüller, Sebastian; Behnke, Sven

  • Planning and Executing Optimal Non-Entangling Paths for Tethered Underwater Vehicles
    McCammon, Seth; Hollinger, Geoffrey

  • Peduncle Detection of Sweet Pepper for Autonomous Crop Harvesting - Combined Colour and 3D Information
    Sa, Inkyu; Lehnert, Christopher; English, Andrew; McCool, Christopher Steven; Dayoub, Feras; Upcroft, Ben; Perez, Tristan


Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award (WeA6)

FINALISTS

  • Deep Visual Foresight for Planning Robot Motion
    Finn, Chelsea; Levine, Sergey

  • Deep Multimodal Embedding: Manipulating Novel Objects with Point-Clouds, Language and Trajectories
    Sung, Jaeyong; Lenz, Ian; Saxena, Ashutosh

  • Learning to Represent Haptic Feedback for Partially-Observable Tasks
    Sung, Jaeyong; Salisbury, Kenneth; Saxena, Ashutosh

  • Learning to Guide Task and Motion Planning Using Score-Space Representation
    Kim, Beomjoon; Kaelbling, Leslie; Lozano-Perez, Tomas


Best Medical Robotics Paper Award (TuB10)

FINALISTS

  • Magnetically Actuated Soft Capsule Endoscope for Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy
    Son, Donghoon; Dogan, Mustafa Doga; Sitti, Metin
  • Preliminary Results on Energy Efficient 3D Prosthetic Walking with a Powered Compliant Transfemoral Prosthesis
    Huihua, Zhao; Ambrose, Eric; Ames, Aaron
  • A Rolling-Diaphragm Hydrostatic Transmission for Remote MR-Guided Needle Insertion
    Burkhard, Natalie; Frishman, Samuel; Gruebele, Alexander; Whitney, John Peter; Goldman, Roger E.; Daniel, Bruce; Cutkosky, Mark
  • First Demonstration of Simultaneous Localization and Propulsion of a Magnetic Capsule in a Lumen using a Single Rotating Magnet
    Popek, Katie; Hermans, Tucker; Abbott, Jake
  • Efficient Proximity Queries for Continuum Robots on Parallel Computing Hardware
    Leibrandt, Konrad; Yang, Guang-Zhong

Best Robotic Manipulation Paper Award (WeB7)

FINALISTS

  • Optimal, Sampling-Based Manipulation Planning
    Schmitt, Philipp Sebastian; Neubauer, Werner; Feiten, Wendelin; Wurm, Kai M.; v. Wichert, Georg; Burgard, Wolfram

  • Design of a Simplified Compliant Anthropomorphic Robot Hand
    Wiste, Tuomas; Goldfarb, Michael

  • Integrating Motion and Hierarchical Fingertip Grasp Planning
    Haustein, Joshua Alexander; Hang, Kaiyu; Kragic, Danica

  • Analyzing Achievable Stiffness Control Bounds of Robotic Hands with Compliantly Coupled Finger Joints
    Rao, Prashant; Thomas, Gray; Sentis, Luis; Deshpande, Ashish

  • A Two-Fingered Robot Gripper with Large Object Reorientation Range
    Bircher, Walter; Dollar, Aaron; Rojas, Nicolas


Best Robotic Vision Paper Award (TuA3)

FINALISTS

  • Probabilistic Data Association for Semantic SLAM
    Bowman, Sean; Atanasov, Nikolay; Daniilidis, Kostas; Pappas, George J.

  • A Comparative Analysis of Tightly-Coupled Monocular, Binocular, and Stereo VINS
    Paul, Mrinal Kanti; Wu, Kejian; Hesch, Joel A.; Nerurkar, Esha; Roumeliotis, Stergios

  • SE3-Nets: Learning Rigid Body Motion using Deep Neural Networks
    Byravan, Arunkumar; Fox, Dieter

  • Probabilistic Articulated Real-Time Tracking for Robot Manipulation
    Garcia Cifuentes, Cristina; Issac, Jan; Wüthrich, Manuel; Schaal, Stefan; Bohg, Jeannette

  • Self-supervised Learning of Dense Visual Descriptors
    Schmidt, Tanner; Newcombe, Richard; Fox, Dieter


Best Service Robotics Paper Award (WeB11)

FINALISTS

  • Improving Octree-Based Occupancy Maps using Environment Sparsity with Application to Aerial Robot Navigation
    Chen, Jing; Shen, Shaojie

  • Feasibility study of IoRT platform “Big Sensor Box”
    Kurazume, Ryo; Pyo, Yoonseok; Nakashima, Kazuto; Tsuji, Tokuo; Kawamura, Akihiro

  • Autonomous Robotic System using Non-Destructive Evaluation methods for Bridge Deck Inspection
    Le, Tuan; Spencer, Gibb; Pham, Nhan; La, Hung; Logan, Falk; Tony, Berendsen

  • High-Precision Microinjection of Microbeads into C. Elegans Trapped in a Suction Microchannel
    Nakajima, Masahiro; Ayamura, Yuki; Takeuchi, Masaru; Hisamoto, Naoki; Pastuhov, Strahil; Hasegawa, Yasuhisa; Fukuda, Toshio; Huang, Qiang


Best Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Paper Award (TuB8)

FINALISTS

  • Simulating Gait Assistance of a Hip Exoskeleton: Case Studies for Ankle Pathologies
    Lim, Bokman; Hyung, SeungYong; Lee, Jusuk; Seo, Keehong; Jang, Junwon; Shim, Youngbo

  • Mobile Robot Companion for Walking Training of Stroke Patients in Clinical Post-Stroke Rehabilitation
    Gross, Horst-Michael; Meyer, Sibylle; Scheidig, Andrea; Eisenbach, Markus; Mueller, Steffen; Trinh, Thanh Quang; Wengefeld, Tim; Bley, Andreas; Martin, Christian; Fricke, Christa

  • Estimating unknown object dynamics in human-robot manipulation tasks
    Cehajic, Denis; Budde genannt Dohmann, Pablo; Hirche, Sandra

  • Development of a Block Machine for Volleyball Attack Training
    Sato, Kosuke; Watanabe, Keita; Mizuno, Shuichi; Manabe, Masayoshi; Yano, Hiroaki; Iwata, Hiro

  • Hierarchical Cascade Controller for Assistance Modulation in a Soft Wearable Arm Exoskeleton
    Dinh, Binh Khanh; Xiloyannis, Michele; Antuvan, Chris Wilson; Cappello, Leonardo; Masia, Lorenzo


Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper Award (TuA5)

FINALISTS

  • Distributed Data Gathering with Buffer Constraints and Intermittent Communication
    Guo, Meng; Zavlanos, Michael M.

  • The Robotarium: A Remotely Accessible Swarm Robotics Research Testbed
    Pickem, Daniel; Glotfelter, Paul; Wang, Li; Mote, Mark; Ames, Aaron; Feron, Eric; Egerstedt, Magnus

  • Decentralized Non-communicating Multiagent Collision Avoidance with Deep Reinforcement Learning
    Chen, Yufan; Liu, Miao; Everett, Michael; How, Jonathan Patrick

  • Decentralized Matroid Optimization for Topology Constraints in Multi-Robot Allocation Problems
    Williams, Ryan; Gasparri, Andrea; Ulivi, Giovanni

  • Formations for Resilient Robot Teams
    Guerrero-Bonilla, Luis; Prorok, Amanda; Kumar, Vijay