Michael Van Damme (VUB), selected as one of three finalists of the 2011 Georges Giralt PhD Award by EURON for his PhD titled “Towards Safe Control of a Compliant Manipulator Powered by Pneumatic Muscles”. The winner of the award will be announced on April 7th 2011.
Bram Vanderborght (VUB), Winner of the Campus Party Science Forum 2010 with “The AMPfoot: An Ankle Mimicking Prosthetic Foot”
Humanoids 2010 Best Paper Award - M. Grebenstein, G. Hirzinger, R. Siegwart (DLR). Antagonistically Driven Finger Design for the Anthropomorphic DLR Hand Arm System.
IMPERIAL, 2010 Best paper award at the Asean Oceanian congress of physical and rehabilitative medicine -
G. Frediani, C. A. Gerboni, J. Gemignani (UNIPI), winners of PolyPower Innovation Contest 2010 (Thttp://www.polypower.com/) - Using the PolyPower material, the concept was to build a compact and lightweight device with stiffness control. They built a device for active dynamic hand splints demonstrating the required performance.
Chenguang Yang (IMPERIAL) - Marie Curie fellowship for the project "H2R: Bringing Human Neuromotor Intelligence to Robots", which extends VIACTORS in applications to rehabilitation and assistive technology
G. Ganesh, A. Albu-Schaeffer, M. Haruno, M. Kawato and E. Burdet (DLR/IMPERIAL). Best Paper Award finalist at ICRA 2010, Biomimetic motor behavior for simultaneous adaptation of force, impedance and trajectory in interaction tasks.