Our Awards and Achievements
08.07.2019 - ETH Robotics Summer School Challenge
Manasi Muglikar, PhD student in our lab, won the ETH Robotics Summer School Robot Competition.
24.05.2019 - ICRA 2019 workshop on SLAM Benchmarking
Zichao Zhang, PhD student in our lab, received the best paper award at the ICRA 2019 workshop on SLAM Benchmarking with his paper "Rethinking Trajectory Evaluation for SLAM: a Probabilistic, Continuous-Time Approach".
22.05.2019 - 2018 IEEE RAL Best Paper Award Honorable Mention
Our paper "Ultimate SLAM? Combining Events, Images, and IMU for Robust Visual SLAM in HDR and High Speed Scenarios" was nominated finalist for the 2018 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award. Read the paper here and watch the video here.
08.05.2019 - ETH Medal for Best Master thesis
09.04.2019 - Drone Hero Contest 2019 - Innovative Drone
Our work on the foldable drone, the first quadrotor able to change morphology in flight to adapt its shape and size to different tasks, won the Drone Hero Award Contest 2019 for the category Innovative Drone. Paper, Video.
01.11.2018 - CoRL 2018 Best System Paper Award
We won the Best Systems Paper Award at the 2018 International Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) with our paper titled "Deep Drone Racing: Learning Agile Fllight in Dynamic Environments". Paper, Video.
03.10.2018 - IROS 2018 Autonomous Drone Race 1st place winner
We won the IROS Autonomous Drone Race Competition, passing all 8 gates in just 30 seconds! In order to succeed, we combined deep networks, local VIO, Kalman filtering, and optimal control. Watch our performance here.
14.05.2018 - IEEE TRO Best Paper Award
Our paper on IMU pre-integration (PDF, 3 MB) received the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Robotics (TRO) best paper award. On this occasion, IEEE made the article open access for the next ten years!
10.05.2018 - Qualcomm Innovation Award
Henri Rebecq, a PhD student in our lab, won a Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship with his proposal "Learning Representations for Low-Latency Perception with Frame and Event-based Cameras"!
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
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, 1 MB), 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, 1 MB) 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, 8 MB) 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
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, 2 MB) 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, 3 MB) 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.