SEAS faculty and students win IEEE conference awards

Honored at conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

Several Harvard robotics researchers were recognized for outstanding work at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2007) in San Diego in November.

Postdoctoral fellows from Prof. Robert Howe's Harvard BioRobotics Lab, Riichiro Tadakuma and Mahdi Tavakoli, were finalists for the Conference Best Paper Award, and Prof. Robert Wood of the Harvard Microrobotics Lab won both the Conference Best Paper Award and the Best Video Award. Harvard researchers were authors of three of the four finalists for the best paper award, out of 681 accepted papers.

In addition, Harvard undergraduate Dan Kettler (now a Ph.D. student at MIT) was one of four finalists for the Best Student Paper Award, for work from his senior design project on new instruments for beating-heart surgery.

Topics: Robotics, Bioengineering, AI / Machine Learning

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Robert J. Wood

Harry Lewis and Marlyn McGrath Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences