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IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems


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To recognize individuals (from academic institutions, government, industry, or research labs) who, in their early career, have made identifiable contributions that have had a major impact on intelligent robots and systems. Up to two awards will be given annually at the IROS Conference.


Prize: $ 1,000 and a certificate



Any current member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, the Robotics Society of Japan, and Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineers is eligible.  The nominee must be in his/her early stage of career in the Intelligent Robots and Systems field; that is, less than 15 years after being granted his/her highest earned academic degree.  This period is defined as the time between the date on the nominee's diploma and the close of nominations for the award.


Basis for Judging:

Factors that will be considered are:

i) Potential impact and achievements of the submitted contributions toward intelligent robots and systems and/or

ii) Industrial patents and discovery related to intelligent robots and systems.



The Nomination Committee Chair of the IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award will send the Call for Nomination to the IROS Steering/Advisory Committee members and to some mailing lists of the worldwide robotics community. The Selection Committee (separate from the Nominations Committee) of the IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award will evaluate the nominations and make the selection.