InTech Authors Recipients of IEEE Awards

December 16, 2010

The year 2010 was a very special year of development for InTech. The number of our publications grew significantly, the number of downloads reached one million, and three InTech authors were presented with a prestigious Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) Award.

Toshio Fukuda

Dr Fukuda, who studied both at Tokyo University and at Yale, is a professor at Nagoya University in Japan. He has served as vice president, committee member and chairman of the committee of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and many other scientific organizations. A long and impressive list of his engagements can be viewed on his personal webpage.

In 2010 he received an IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (TFA) and was awarded a bronze medal and an honorarium of 10,000 dollars for leadership and pioneering contributions to Intelligent Robotic Systems and Micro and Nano Robotic Systems.

Six times author with InTech, his publications are listed below:

Hauke Strasdat

Hauke Strasdat is a PhD student at the Department of Computing at University College, London and a member of the Robot Vison Lab. For a young author he is proving to be highly prolific, with interests in robotics, computer vision, optimization and machine learning. He mostly works on his publications with his supervisor Dr Andrew J. Davison.

He was awarded the ICRA Best Vision Paper at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation with a prize of 1,000 dollars.

His InTech publication is in the field of Humanoid Robots:

Timothy Barfoot

Dr Timothy Barfoot leads a research program with the purpose of enabling scientific exploration by creating advanced autonomy for space robotics. He is currently especially interested in planetary rovers and planetary exploration in general.

As he reports on his webpage recent projects include global localization using lidar, visual teach and repeat using a stereo camera, visual odometry, celestial navigation and path planning with variable-fidelity terrain assessment. More information can be obtained here.

Another conference award winner, he received the KUKA Service Robotics Best Paper Award with an honorarium of 1,000 dollars. The award is sponsored by KUKA Roboter GmbH for an initial period of 5 years (2008-2012) which is likely to be extended.

His InTech publication is relevant to the field of Multirobot Systems: