Awards

Our Awards and Achievements

14.03.2018 - Henri Rebecq finalist at the Qualcomm Innovation Award Fellowship

Henri Rebecq, PhD student in our lab, was finalist at the Qualcomm Innovation Award Fellowship.


14.03.2018 - Christian Forster finalist at the EURobotic Georges Giralt PhD Thesis Award

Our former PhD student Christian Forster was finalist at the EURobotic Georges Giralt PhD Thesis Award, 2nd out of 41 candidates.


27.09.2017 - IROS 2017 Autonomous Drone Race 2nd place winner

We ranked 2nd at the IROS 2017 Autonomous Drone Race in Vancouver. Check out the video of our performance here and the official website of the competition here.


27.09.2017 - IROS 2017 Safety Security and Rescue Robotics Paper Award finalist

Our paper "Rapid Exploration with Multi-Rotors: A Frontier Selection Method for High Speed Flight" was nominated finalist for the Best Paper Award on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics at IROS 2017 in Vancouver. Check out the paper here.


01.07.2017 - Intel Network of Intelligent System Award

We are proud to announce that our lab is now part of the Intel Network of Intelligent System Award (170k USD).


01.06.2017 - RSS' 17 Best Student Paper Award Finalist

Our paper Fast Trajectory Optimization for Agile Quadrotor Maneuvers with a Cable-Suspended Payload (PDF, 1958 KB), accepted for oral presentation at RSS'17, was nominated as a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award! Check out the video here.


05.05.2017 - 2017 Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering

We won the 2017 Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering for our "pathbreaking applications of neuromorphic engineering to robot navigation". Press release available here


20.04.2017 - ETH Medal for Best Master thesis

Antonio Loquercio, PhD student in our lab, won the ETH Medal for his outstanding Master thesis.


24.10.2016 - Fritz Kutter Award for Industry Related Thesis in Computer Science

Our former student and current Research Assistant Timo Horstschäfer won the 2016 Fritz Kutter Award for Industry Related Master Thesis in Computer Science with his Master Thesis "Parallel Tracking, Depth Estimation, and Image Reconstruction with an Event Camera".


14.10.2016 - Best IROS'16 Application Paper Award Finalist

Our paper Low-Latency Visual Odometry using Event-based Feature Tracks (PDF, 1623 KB) was nominated as Finalist for the Best Application Paper Award at IROS 2016. Also, it was selected as highlight oral talk, with an acceptance rate of 0.4%.


22.09.2016 - Best BMVC'16 Industry Paper Award

Our paper EMVS: Event-based Multi-View Stereo (PDF, 8809 KB) was selected as an oral talk (acceptance rate of 7%) and received the BMVC'16 Best Industry Paper Award (sponsored by Nvidia and BMVA). Check out the video for further details.


30.03.2016 - AAAI Video Award nomination

Our work on deep learning for autonomous exploration in forests was nominated for the best AAAI video Award. Journal paper. More info. YouTube video.


10.05.2016 - Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship

Elias Mueggler, a PhD student in our lab, won a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship with his proposal "Event-based Vision for High-Speed Robotics".


14.01.2016 - Titus Cieslewski won a prize from Homegate at HackZurich

Titus Cieslewski, a PhD student in our lab, won a prize from Homegate during the HackZurich hackathon, for the project Wonsch. He and his team were among the top 3 of the 20 teams that participated in the Homegate challenge during the hackathon.


13.06.2015 - RSS'15 Best Paper Award Finalist

Christian Forster's RSS'15 paper IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation (PDF, 2212 KB) is Best Paper Award Finalist at RSS'15.


21.11.2014 - SNSF-ERC Starting Grant

Prof. Davide Scaramuzza received a 1.5 million EUR from the SNSF-ERC Starting Grant.


29.10.2014 - SSRR'14 Best Paper Award Finalist

Our SSRR'14 paper on Aerial-guided Navigation of a Ground Robot among Movable Obstacles (PDF, 791 KB) was selected as Finalist for the Best Paper Award. Watch the video.


29.10.2014 - NCCR Best PostDoc Paper Award

Our ICRA'14 paper REMODE: Probabilistic, Monocular Dense Reconstruction in Real Time (PDF, 3255 KB) was nominated as Finalist for the NCCR Best PostDoc Paper Award.


21.10.2014 - Master student wins Fritz Kutter Award

Our former Master student Basil Huber won the 2014 Fritz Kutter Award for Industry Related Master Thesis in Computer Science with his Master Thesis "High-Speed Pose Estimation using a Dynamic Vision Sensor".


04.06.2014 - IEEE Robotics and Automation Early Career Award

Prof. Davide Scaramuzza received the 2014 IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Early Career Award "for his major contributions to robot vision and visually-guided micro aerial vehicles".


04.06.2014 - KUKA Innovation Award

The Robotics and Perception Group wins the KUKA Innovation Award (20.000 EUR) with its demonstration of collaboration of flying and ground robots for search-and-rescue missions.


18.02.2014 - Google Faculty Research Award

Prof. Davide Scaramuzza won the Google Faculty Research Award.


26.11.2013 - KUKA Best Student Project Award 2013

Benjamin Keiser won the KUKA Best Student Project Award 2013 with his Master thesis Torque Control of a KUKA youBot Arm that he did with the Robotics and Perception Group.


17.05.2012 - European Young Researcher Award 2012

Prof. Davide Scaramuzza won the European Young Researcher Award 2012.