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Best Paper Award

Best Paper Award Winner: W. Bradley Knox

The winner of this year's best paper award is Bradley Knox from MIT with the paper titled "Training a Robot via Human Feedback: A Case Study". Congratulations!


W. B. Knox, P. Stone, and C. Breazeal, “Training a Robot via Human Feedback: A Case Study,” in Social Robotics, G. Herrmann, M. J. Pearson, A. Lenz, P. Bremner, A. Spiers, and U. Leonards, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2013, pp. 460–470.



Best Poster Award

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The winner of this year's best poster award is Cesar Vandevelde with the paper titled "Systems Overview of Ono". Congratulations!


C. Vandevelde, J. Saldien, M.-C. Ciocci, and B. Vanderborght, “Systems Overview of Ono,” in Social Robotics, G. Herrmann, M. J. Pearson, A. Lenz, P. Bremner, A. Spiers, and U. Leonards, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2013, pp. 311–320.



Second Best Poster Award

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The winner of this year's second best poster award is David Lu with the paper titled "Tuning Cost Functions for Social Navigation". Congratulations!


D. V. Lu, D. B. Allan, and W. D. Smart, “Tuning Cost Functions for Social Navigation,” in Social Robotics, G. Herrmann, M. J. Pearson, A. Lenz, P. Bremner, A. Spiers, and U. Leonards, Eds. Springer International Publishing, 2013, pp. 442–451.



NAO Programming Competition

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The winner of the NAO Programming Competition was the 'NAO-speed-dating-team' from Radboud University, Nijmegen (by one vote). The runner-up was 'RoboTutor' from Delft University of Technology. Both teams were awarded prizes of Boe Bot Robot Kits from our sponsor Active Robots.







Team Details:

  • Speed Dating with a NAO Robot from Radboud University Nijmegen, Department of Artificial Intelligence: M.L.E. de Bruijn, J. van Dalen, F.W. van Rijn and M. van Otterlo.
  • RoboTutor from Delft University of Technology: Anass Drif, Hans Gaiser, Jethro Tan, Pim Veldhuisen, and Koen V. Hindriks and



Robot Design Competition

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The first prize of £400 won Peter Bennett from University of Bristol’s Interaction and Graphics (BIG) Group followed by second place and £200 by local Owen Knowles and £100 and third prize for Thosten Metzler from the Technical University Munich. Prizes were awarded by our fantastic sponsors IET Robotics & MechatronIcs TPN.