Aaron AupperleeResearch from Carnegie Mellon University took home top honors at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) last month. The ICRA is among the largest and most prestigious robotics conferences. More than 3,000 papers were submitted to the conference and about 1,500 were presented. Additionally, Alberto Rodriguez, an associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who earned his Ph.D. in robotics from SCS, won a best paper award for his work on manipulation of unknown objects through contact configuration regulation. According to the conference, when it was last hosted in Philadelphia 34 years ago, it drew around 300 people.