A.T. Yang Memorial Award

ASME Unit:   Design Engineering Division (DED)
Date Established:   2005
Achievement:   The award is given to the author, or authors, of the best theoretical kinematics paper at the Mechanisms & Robotics Conference.
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Nomination Deadline:   8/10
Form of Award:   Inscribed plaque and an honorarium.
Frequency of Award:   Annual
Administrative:   Mechanisms and Robotics Honors and Awards Subcommittee.
Level of Award:   Division
Selected By:   Mechanisms and Robotics Honors and Awards Subcommittee.
Selecting Process:  

The mechanics for identifying, selecting, and nominating the recipient of this award is as follows.
1. Papers submitted to the Mechanisms & Robotics conference will be peer-reviewed. Reviewers can state if they believe a paper is worthy of an award.
2. Review coordinators (symposium chairs) determine which papers are in the area of theoretical kinematics. Of these, they use reviewer nominations, reviewer comments, and their own reviews, to determine what paper(s), if any, are qualified candidates for the award. The review coordinators select at most one paper from each area or symposium. These are then finalists for the A.T. Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics. If no paper qualifies for the award, then the award will not be given in that year.
3. Finalists are forwarded to the Mechanisms & Robotics Awards Committee who evaluates the papers, reviewer comments, and review-coordinator comments. The committee selects the best of these papers to receive the A.T. Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics at the Mechanisms & Robotics Conference.
4. Under circumstances where the committee finds it difficult to distinguish between two outstanding papers, the committee may recommend that the two papers share the award. In this case, the award amount will be split evenly between the two papers.
5. The A.T. Yang Memorial Award in Theoretical Kinematics will be presented at the Mechanisms & Robotics Conference. The recipients will receive a cash award and a plaque

Funding:   Endowment by the family of A.T. Yang
Date Created:   12/8/2008
Date Modified:   1/8/2013
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Winners of the A.T. Yang Memorial Award

2016 - Tomohiro Tachi
2016 - Thomas C. Hull
2015 - Mark M. Plecnik
2015 - J. Michael McCarthy
2014 - Gregory Chirikjian
2013 - Not Given this year
2012 - Jorge Angeles
2012 - Giorgio Figliolini
2012 - Pierluigi Rea
2008 - W. Kuo and
2008 - C. Huang
2007 - J. M. Rico-Martinez
2007 - J. Cervantes
2007 - J. R. Gerardo PĂ©rez
2007 - J. Gallardo
2007 - L. Aguilera
2007 - A. Tadeo
2006 - J. Baroon
2006 - B. Ravani
2005 - O. Shai
2005 - G. R. Pennock