/ Awards

Fellowships held by Interaction Lab members:
Major awards received by Interaction Lab alumni

USC Robotics Bekey Awards

IEEE/RSJ IROS 2013, CoTeSys Cognitive Robotics Best Paper Award

Authors: Juan Fasola and Maja Mataric
Title: "Using Semantic Fields to Model Dynamic Spatial Relations in a Robot Architecture for Natural Language Instruction of Service Robots", Proceedings, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems(IROS 2013), Tokyo, Japan, Nov 3-8, 2013. Photo.

2008 First Annual Body Computing Slam: "Most Outstanding Body Slammer"

Presenters: Eric Wade and David Feil-Seifer
Title: "Socially Assistive Robots for Monitoring, Rehabilitation, and Training" (click to watch video)
2008 USC Body Computing Conference 2.0, October 23, 2008, Los Angeles, CA

IEEE RO-MAN 2007, Best Poster Presentation Award

Authors: Joshua Wainer, David Feil-Seifer, Dylan Shell, Maja Mataric
Title: "Embodiment and Human-Robot Interaction: A Task-Based Perspective", Proceedings, 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot & Human Interactive Communication, Jeju Island, South Korea, August 26-29, 2007.

HICSS Int. Conference in 2003, Emerging Technologies Track Best Paper Award

Authors: Monica Nicolescu, Maja Mataric
Title: "Linking Perception and Action in a Control Architecture for Human-Robot Domains", Proceedings, Thirty-Sixth Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-36), Hawaii, Januaray 6-9, 2003.

ACM Student Paper Award at Autonomous Agents'99 Conference

Authors: Dani Goldberg and Maja Mataric
Title: "Coordinating Mobile Robot Group Behavior Using a Model of Interaction Dynamics",
Proceedings, Autonomous Agents '99, Seattle, WA, May 1-3, 1999.

Eighth Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition:

Team members: Brian Gerkey, Dani Goldberg, Monica Nicolescu, Paolo Pirjanian, Stergios Roumeliotis, Barry Brian Werger, and Stefan Weber.

Participating robots: Two Pioneer 2DXs and a Pioneer 1

Third Place "Hors d'oeuvres anyone?".
Special Award for innovative Robot-Human Interface in the "Challenge" event.

Both events involved interactions between the USC robots and conference attendees and judges (see our photos).

Seventh Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition:

Team leader: Barry Brian Werger.
Team members: Goksel Dedeoglu, Monica Nicolescu, Brian Ellenberger.
Participating robots: Two Pioneer ATs, Benjamin and Mae, and Ullanta (on loan from Ullanta Performance Robotics).

Second Place "Find Life on Mars" Single Agent Non-Manipulator category.

Sixth Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition:

Team leader: Barry Brian Werger.
Team members: Dani Goldberg, Betsy Rozier, Seth Landsman.
Participating robots: Benjamin, Mae and Ullanta (on loan from Ullanta Performance Robotics).

First Place Overall "Hors d'Oeuvres Anyone?"
First Place People's Choice "Hors d'Oeuvres Anyone?"
Second Place "Find Life on Mars" Single Agent Non-Manipulator category.
Third Place "Find Life on Mars" Multi Agent Manipulator category, challenge round.