On Oct 1st 2015, Mr. Nishanth Koganti (a special research student) and Prof. Tomohiro Shibata have received ICROS Award for the Best Application Paper Award of IROS 2015. IROS is a prestigious international conference for robotics. This study was led by Prof. Shibata, and was a collaborative work with Nara Institute of Science and Technology. It is about their world-leading study on clothing assistance robot. In this paper, they proposed to use Kinect V2 (Microsoft Corp.) instead of expensive, space-consuming, and relatively hard-to-use optical-marker based motion capturing systems, in order to automatically recognize cloth-human relationship necessary to accomplish clothing, and showed feasibility and plausibility through experiments with a dual-arm robot.

■The award-winning paper
Authors: Koganti, N., Ngeo, G.J., Tamei, T., Ikeda, K., Shibata, T.
Title: Cloth dynamics modeling in latent spaces and its application to robotic clothing assistance


In the award ceremony (Left: Prof. Shibata, Middle: Mr. Koganti, Right: Presenter)

In the award ceremony (Left: Prof. Shibata, Middle: Mr. Koganti, Right: Presenter)

The award certificate

The award certificate

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