Awards for robot experts
Researchers from the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) at ETH Zurich received several awards for their work at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) from 29 May to 3 June 2017 in Singapore.
Philipp Lottes, Raghav Khanna, Johannes Pfeifer, Roland Siegwart and Cyrill Stachniss were awarded the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Automation 2017 for their publication on “UAV-based Crop and Weed Classification for Smart Farming”. Fadri Furrer, Martin Wermelinger, Hironori Yoshida, Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler, Roland Siegwart, and Marco Hutter were honoured with the IEEE ICRA Best Student Paper Award for their paper on "Autonomous Robotic Stone Stacking with Online next Best Object Target Pose Planning".
On top of that ASL researchers Christian Gehring, Stelian Coros, Marco Hutter, C. Dario Bellicoso, Huub Heijnen, Remo Diethelm, Michael Bloesch, Péter Fankhauser, Jemin Hwangbo, Mark Hoepflinger and Roland Siegwart won the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Best Paper Award 2017 for "Practice Makes Perfect: An Optimization-Based Approach to Controlling Agile Motions for a Quadruped Robot" (IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Vol. 23, No.1, pp. 34-43, March 2016).