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Robotics Technical Committee


  • Design and modeling of robotic systems
  • Control applications in robotics
  • Mobile robots and mobile robot collectives
  • Robot applications
  • Biomimetics, bio-mechanical, humanoid robots, human-machine interface

Current Officers

Chair    Manish Kumar
University of Cincinnati
Vice-Chair    Jongeun Choi
Michigan State University
Past Chair    James Dabney
University of Houston--Clear Lake
Past Past Chair    Kevin Fite
Clarkson University

ASME-DSCD Robotics Technical Committee Best Paper Award Process

The DSC Robotics Technical Committee grants two awards: a student best paper award and an overall best paper award. The papers eligible for the former award will have a robotics emphasis and need to have a student listed as a first author, who will also need to present the paper during DSCC. The latter award is reserved for papers with a robotics emphasis, but without any particular requirement regarding authorship, although it must be presented during the DSCC by one of the listed authors. In each case, a plaque and $750 honorarium will be presented at the next DSC Division meeting.

Process: For each award, a "down select" to approximately 5 papers will be made based on a combination of factors: 1) conference paper reviews provided by the publication chair; 2) feedback from former TC Chairs, current TC officers, and session chairs, based on presentations at the DSCC; and 3) nominations by members of the DSCD members. The best paper will then be selected from the remaining (approximately 5 for each category) papers following a detailed paper review by the current TC officers. Please send your nominations to James Dabney ( by email, specifying for which award you would like to be considered.


James Dabney


Manish Kumar


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