IntechOpen Authors Recipients of IEEE Awards

17th December 2010

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 IntechOpen, his publications are listed below:

Upper-Limb Exoskeletons for Physically Weak Persons

Nanorobotic Systems

From Automation To Autonomy

Bipedal Walking Control based on the Assumption of the Point-contact: Sagittal Motion Control and Stabilization

GPR Environmental-Based Landmine Automatic Detection

GPR Signal Processing with Geography Adaptive Scanning using Vector Radar for Antipersonal Landmine Detection

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 IntechOpen publication is in the field of Humanoid Robots:

Hierarchical Reactive Control for Soccer Playing 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 IntechOpen publication is relevant to the field of Multirobot Systems:

Evolutionary-Based Control Approaches for Multirobot Systems