[robotics-worldwide] [news] Announcing the Amazon Robotics Best Paper Awards in Manipulation
Today Amazon Robotics opens the call for submissions for the first Amazon Robotics Best Paper Awards in Manipulation. Amazon.com is able to quickly package and ship millions of items to customers from a network of fulfillment centers all over the globe. This wouldn't be possible without leveraging cutting-edge advances in technology. Amazon's automated warehouses are successful at efficiently moving goods within a warehouse. However, commercially viable automated picking and stowing in unstructured environments still remains a difficult challenge.
To promote shared and open solutions to the technical challenges faced in unstructured automation, Amazon Robotics will provide a $5,000 award in each of the following two categories for an outstanding paper previously published in a major conference, journal, or open access archive:
* Best Technical Paper - awarded to an outstanding paper that describes a novel algorithm, method, or mechanism that inventively solves or simplifies a key problem in robotic manipulation. Problems of interest may include object and pose recognition in clutter, grasp and motion planning, compliant manipulation, manipulation of a wide variety of objects, machine learning for manipulation, and error detection and recovery.
* Best Systems Paper - awarded to an outstanding paper that describes the design of a robotic system for manipulation, including component selection, software architecture, or integration challenges that were overcome.
To be eligible for an award, a submitted paper must have been published prior to June 30, 2018 in either an international journal, the proceedings of an international conference, or through an open access archive such as arxiv.org. We are welcoming papers published on open access archives to encourage potential participants to submit systems papers that can be difficult to publish through more customary channels.