Best Conference Paper

The AIM 2020 Award Committee will select the best conference paper candidates based on the AE/reviewer recommendation and the overall review feedback.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $800, and other finalists will receive $400 each, along with certificates.

Best Conference Paper Award Finalists
TuAT11.2A Closed-Loop Controller for a Continuum Surgical Manipulator Based on a Specially Designed Wrist Marker and Stereo Tracking
Haozhe Yang, Baibo Wu, Xu Liu, Kai Xu, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., China
TuAT11.4Active Handheld Flexible Fetoscope – Design and Control Based on a Modified Generalized Prandtl-Ishlinski Model
Julie Legrand, Dries Dirckx, Maarten Durt, Mouloud OURAK, Jan Deprest, Sebastien Ourselin, Qian Jun, Tom Vercauteren, Emmanuel B Vander Poorten, KU Leuven, Belgium
TuAT9.5Redundant Haptic Interfaces for Enhanced Force Feedback Capability Despite Joint Torque Limits
Ali Torabi, Kourosh Zareinia, Garnette Sutherland, Mahdi Tavakoli, Univ. of Alberta, Canada
WeAT11.3Reconfigurable Impedance Sensing System for Early Rehabilitation Following Stroke Recovery
Jingjing Ji, Yiyuan Qi, Jiahao Liu, Kok-Meng Lee, Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., China and Georgia Tech, USA
WeAT11.5Lower-Body Walking Motion Estimation Using Only Two Shank-Mounted Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs)
Tong Li, Lei Wang, Qingguo Li, Tao Liu, Zhejiang Univ., China


Best Student Conference Paper

If a paper has a full-time graduate student as the first author, the advisor can nominate the paper for the Best Student Conference Paper Award. The nomination is through submission at Under “AIM 2020”, choose “Submit a contribution to AIM 2020”; then under “First Submissions”, click the link “Best Student Paper Award Nomination”. The nomination window is from May 1 to May 20.

Only the student’s advisor can nominate and in the nomination letter. Please provide:
·       Student’s name
·       Advisor name
·       Department and University
·       Submission number of the paper
·       Title of the paper
·       Confirmation that the student was enrolled fulltime at the time of the first submission
·       Confirmation that the student is the main contributor of the work
·       Brief description of the work and a list of three important points for the nomination.

The winner will receive a cash prize of $800, and other finalists will receive $400 each, along with certificates.

The cash prizes are sponsored jointly by the State Key Lab of Fluid Power & Mechatronic Systems at Zhejiang University (China), Shanghai Guimu Robot Co. Ltd, School of Engineering of Rutgers University, the University of Texas at Arlington, and AIAA Intelligent Systems.

Best Student Paper Award Finalists
TuAT11.1Quasi Direct Drive Actuation for a Lightweight Hip Exoskeleton with High Backdrivability and High Bandwidth
Shuangyue Yu*, Tzu-Hao Huang, Xiaolong Yang, Chunhai Jiao, Jianfu Yang, Hang Hu, Sainan Zhang, Yue Chen, Jingang Yi, Hao Su, City College of New York, USA
TuAT2.3Underwater Buoyancy and Depth Control Using Reversible PEM Fuel Cells
Alicia Keow*, Wenyu Zuo, Fathi Ghorbel, Zheng Chen, Univ. of Houston, USA
WeAT11.1A Novel Pantographic Exoskeleton based Collocated Joint Design with Application for Early Stroke Rehabilitation
Jiaoying Jiang*, Wenjing Li, Kok-Meng Lee, Georgia Tech, USA
WeAT4.2Provably Stabilizing Controllers for Quadrupedal Robot Locomotion on Dynamic Rigid Platforms
Amir Iqbal*, Yuan Gao, Yan Gu, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, USA
WeAT7.4Fingertip Position and Force Control for Dexterous Manipulation through Model-Based Control of Hand-Exoskeleton-Environment
Paria Esmatloo*, Ashish Deshpande, Univ. of Texas, Austin, USA