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2004 SOCIETY AWARDS. Steve Hsia RAS Awards Committee Chair New Orleans May 1, 2004. PIONEER IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD. Evaluation Committee : Georges Giralt (Chair), George Bekey, Shigeo Hirose, John Hollerbach, Bruno Siciliano, Kazuo Tanie.

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2004 society awards

2004 SOCIETY AWARDS

Steve Hsia

RAS Awards Committee Chair

New Orleans

May 1, 2004


Pioneer in robotics and automation award

PIONEER IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION AWARD

  • Evaluation Committee:

    Georges Giralt (Chair), George Bekey, Shigeo Hirose, John Hollerbach, Bruno Siciliano, Kazuo Tanie.

  • Prize Items: Certificate, Plaque, and $1000 (shared).


Co recipients

Co-Recipients

  • Antal K. Bejczy

    Citation: For seminal technical contributions to robotics and teleoperation, and pioneering research in space robotics and Human-Robot interfaces.

  • Toshio Fukuda

    Citation: For pioneer contributions to the development of cellular/distributed robotics systems and micro/nano robotic systems.


Ras distinguished service award

RAS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

  • Evaluation Committee:

    Steve Hsia (Chair), Toshio Fukuda, George Lee, Peter Luh.

  • Prize Items: Certificate, Plaque, and $1000.


Recipients

Recipients

  • George Bekey

    Citation: For his leadership in Robotics and automation since the inception of the organization.

  • David E. Orin

    Citation: For his contributions to the RAS Professional activities and his leadership in financial activities.

  • Yuan F. Zheng

    Citiation: For his contributions to the RAS technical activities and his leadership in conference services.


Earley industry career award in robotics and automation

EARLEY INDUSTRY CAREER AWARD IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

  • Evaluation Committee:

    Ken Goldberg (Chair), Makoto Kaneko, Lydia Kavraki, Kevin Lynch, Brad Nelson.

  • Prize Items: Certificate, Plaque, and $1000.


Recipient

Recipient

  • Paolo Pirjanian

    Citation: For contributions to mobile robots and commercially practical robots and vision systems.


Early academic career award in robotics and automation

EARLY ACADEMIC CAREER AWARD IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION

  • Evaluation Committee:

    Brad Nelson (Chair), Kevin Lynch, Makoto Kaneko (recused: Ken Godberg, Lydia Kavraki).

  • Prize Items: Certificate, plaque, and $500 (shared).  


Co recipients1

Co-Recipients

  • Karl Bohringer

    Citation: For contributions to physical geometric algorithms and MEMS, with applications to self-assembly and part manipulation.

  • Katsu Yamane

    Citation: For development of algorithms and software for the dynamics of kinematic chains, with applications to humanoid robotics and computer graphics.


Chapter of the year award

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Evaluation Committee:

    Makoto Kaneko (Chair), Ken Goldberg, Kazuhiro Kosuge, Paolo Fiorini.

  • Prize Items: Certificate and $1000.


Recipient1

Recipient

  • CSS/R&A Chapter Queensland

    Citation: Qualified Services.


Concluding remarks

Concluding Remarks

  • Set March 15 as the uniform deadline for all awards.

  • Use same nomination letter format.

  • Appoint separate award evaluation committees.

  • Schedule:

    Nomination: 3/15Selection: 4/7

    Request award items: 4/15

    Announce to RAS membership: After 4/20


Ieee fellow evaluation committee report

IEEE Fellow Evaluation Committee Report

Steve Hsia

May 1, 2004

New Orleans


Fellow evaluation committee membership

Fellow Evaluation Committee Membership

  • Chair: Steve Hsia

  • Members:

    Art SandersonBruno Siciliano

    Kazuo TanieGerd Hirzinger

    Toshio FukudaGeorge Lee

    Dave Orin


Committee status report

Committee Status Report

  • Nomination Deadline was March 15, 2004.

  • Evaluation Committee reports back to IEEE by June 15, 2004

  • Due to first time use of electronic nomination submission and unexpected surge in number of nominations, IEEE was unable to provide evaluation documents to S/C Evaluation Chairs by April 15 as usual. They promised to send out the documents in first week of May. So our committee will do evaluation by mail. Candidates nominated are unknown.


Ieee technical field award in robotics and automation report

IEEE TECHNICAL FIELD AWARD IN ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION REPORT

Steve Hsia

May 1, 2004

New Orleans


Ieee technical field award in robotics and automation

IEEE Technical Field Award inRobotics and Automation

  • IEEE TFA in R&A approved by IEEE BoD in June 2002, first award presentation be in 2004

  • Administration: IEEE TFA Committee on R&A, IEEE TFA Council, IEEE Awards Board

  • Award Description: To an individual for outstanding contributions to robotics and automation

  • Prize Items: Bronze medal, certificate, $10,000.


Societies having an interest in the award

Societies Having An Interest In The Award

  • Circuits and Systems

  • Industrial Electronics

  • Intelligent Transportation Systems

  • Neural Networks

  • Sensors

  • Systems, Man, and Cybernetics


Tfa selection committee 2003 04

TFA Selection Committee2003-04

  • Chair: Steve Hsia

  • Members:

    Tony Bejczy

    Peter Luh

    Georges Giralt

    Toshio Fukuda

    Enrique Ruspini (NNS)

    John Vig (SC)


2004 award recipient

2004 Award Recipient

  • Joseph F. Engelberger

  • Citation:

    For a lifetime of achievement in establishing and advancing the field of robotics and automation worldwide.

  • Award Presentation: ICRA2004, New Orleans, April 29, 2004.


Tfa selection committee actions for 2005 award

TFA Selection Committee Actions for 2005 Award

  • Teleconference meeting was held on October 8, 2003 for developing potential 2005 award nominees (about 20 names were proposed).

  • Nominations were actively sought. Nomination deadline was January 30, 2004.

  • Four candidates were nominated.

  • Teleconference meeting was held on March 8, 2004, one recipient and an alternate were selected.

  • IEEE Awards Board will approve on April 29, and BoD will approve on June 20, 2004.


2005 06 selection committee

2005-06 Selection Committee

  • The 2003-04 Selection Committee has retired as of March 8, 2004.

  • A new Selection Committee for 2005-06 will be chaired by Tony Bejczy


2005 06 selection committee continued

2005-06 Selection Committee Continued

  • Chair: Antal Bejczy

  • Members:

    Steve Hsia (Past Chair)

    Georges GiraltFumio Harashima (IES)

    Peter Luh John Vig (SC)

    Art Sanderson


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