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2010 Suddath Award Winner Wins Best Paper at RSS 2010
Atlanta,GA (July 13, 2010) — Ryan Maladen, a doctoral candidate in the bioengineering program at Georgia Tech, won the best paper award at the 2010 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) conference held June 27-30, 2010, at the Universidad de Zaragoza in Zaragoza, Spain.
RSS is a highly prestigious and selective conference that brings together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications and analysis of robotic systems.
The paper, “Biologically Inspired Development of a Sand-swimming Robot,” focuses on the design and construction of a robot that can move through granular media with performance comparable to a biological organism, the sand-swimming sandfish lizard. His co-authors were Paul Umbanhowar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University and Yang Ding, Adam Kamor and Daniel Goldman in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech. Maladen received $1500 and a certificate for the award.
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RSS Award Winner Ryan Maladen
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