UofT researchers presented 25 papers at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Montreal, covering everything from micro-manipulators to autonomous vehicles and drone swarms, to robot assistants.
In addition to Prof. Raquel Urtasun’s plenary talk on a Future With Affordable Self-Driving Vehicles, UofT’s contributions included 4 award finalists and 2 best paper awards:
- Prof. Animesh Garg, who joins UofT this summer, received the IEEE ICRA Best Conference Paper Award for his contributions to Making Sense of Vision and Touch: Self-Supervised Learning of Multimodal Representations for Contact-Rich Tasks.
- Prof. Yu Sun’s team received the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Automation for their paper Robotic Orientation Control of Deformable Cells.
- Prof. Angela Schoellig’s team received two best paper nominations for Fast and in Sync: Periodic Swarm Patterns for Quadrotors.
- Prof. Eric Diller’s team also received a nomination for their paper Contactless Robotic Micromanipulation in Air Using a Magneto-Acoustic System.
The debates workshop brought together prominent researchers and industry leaders to formally debate key issues affecting robotics as an academic discipline and its broader social and economic contexts. A summary of the debates will be published in the September 2019 issue of IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine.
Altogether, 54 UofT co-authors contributed to ICRA proceedings in 2019. This is the first year ICRA was held in Canada. See all our ICRA 2019 photos on Flickr.