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Awards

Award Categories

Award 1- RO-MAN best paper award comes with a cash prize ($1,000) that will be paid from the conference organisation.
Award 2- Kazuo Tanie Award is given to research which has practical aspects or which can be applied to real products, its extra prize (Pet Robot Paro) is provided by Intelligent System Co (ISC).
Award 3- A new award, “RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award,” which is given to the best research done by an interdisciplinary group, it comes with a cash prize ($1000) and is given by Korea Robotics Society and Robotics Society of Japan.

The following papers where selected as candidates for the three awards:

 

Award 1 Award 2 Award 3
38 47 78
52 51 88
57 69 94
60 81 108
137 87 121
173 110 125
189 111 132
273 141 139
249 167 164
  169 165
  187 175
  259 228
  275 260
  134 266
    71
    193

 

Best Paper Award

Finalists:

  • 38 (TuAT1.3) – Özgür, Ayberk; Bonardi, Stephane; Vespignani, Massimo; Möckel, Rico; Ijspeert, Auke, “Natural User Interface for Roombots” – EPFL (Switzerland)
  • 57 (WeAT2.1) Weistroffer, Vincent; Paljic, Alexis; Fuchs, Philippe; Hugues, Olivier; Chodacki, Jean-Paul; Ligot, Pascal; Morais, Alexandre, “Assessing the Acceptability of Human-Robot Co-Presence on Assembly Lines: A Comparison Between Actual Situations and their Virtual Reality Counterparts” – Mines ParisTech, Robotics Center– CAOR
     and PSA Peugeot Citroen
  • 189 (TuBT1.4) Carter, Elizabeth; Mistry, Michael; Carr, Peter; Kelly, Brooke; Hodgins, Jessica “Playing Catch with Robots: Incorporating Social Gestures into Physical Interactions” – Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon USA, University of Birmingham, UK and  Disney Research Pittsburgh USA

Winner:

  • 38 (TuAT1.3) – Özgür, Ayberk; Bonardi, Stephane; Vespignani, Massimo; Möckel, Rico; Ijspeert, Auke, “Natural User Interface for Roombots” – EPFL (Switzerland)

 

Kazuo Tanie Award

Finalists:

  • 51 (TuCT3.2) Jin, Yeonsub; Chun, Han Yong; Kang, Sungchul; KIM, Euntai “VT-Ware: A Wearable Tactile Device for Upper Extremity Motion Guidance” – the Center for Bionics, Korea school of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Korea
  • 69 (ThCT2.1) Fischer, Kerstin; Soto, Bianca; Pantofaru, Caroline; Takayama, Leila,  “Initiating Interactions in Order to Get Help: Effects of Social Framing on People’s Responses to Robots’ Requests for Assistance” – Institute for Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark AND Suitable Technologies and Google, but conducted this research at Willow Garage
  • 187 (ThAT2.2) Faria, Diego; Premebida, Cristiano; Nunes, Urbano, “A Probabilistic Approach for Human Everyday Activities Recognition Using Body Motion from RGB-D Images”, Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra,Portugal

 

Winner:

  • The Kazuo Tanie award committee did not select any of the three finalists this year, with the rationale that research presented here should be closer to becoming a product and have real applications, thus the finalists were encouraged to work towards getting closer to the real application and a real product.

 

RSJ/KROS Distinguished Interdisciplinary Research Award

Finalists:

  • 121 (TuBT3.1) Hayes, Bradley; Ullman, Daniel; Alexander, Emma; Bank, Caroline; Scassellati, Brian, “ People Help Robots Who Help Others, Not Robots Who Help Themselves” – Social Robotics Lab, Department of Computer Science at Yale University
  • 193 (FrAT1.1) Jost, Céline; Grandgeorge, Marine; Le-Pévédic, Brigitte; Duhaut, Dominique, “Robot or tablet: users behaviors on a memory game” -Laboratory Lab-STICC , France and Laboratory of Neurosciences of Brest, France and with the Laboratory Lab-STICC, University of South Brittany, France.
  • 228 (FrAT3.3) Strait, Megan; Scheutz, Matthias, “ Measuring Users’ Responses to Humans, Robots, and Human-Like Robots with Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy” – Tufts University, USA 

Winner:

  • 193 (FrAT1.1) Jost, Céline; Grandgeorge, Marine; Le-Pévédic, Brigitte; Duhaut, Dominique, “Robot or tablet: users behaviorson a memory game” -Laboratory Lab-STICC , France and Laboratory of Neurosciences of Brest, Franceand with the Laboratory Lab-STICC, University of South Brittany, France.