The I3Lab team has received a number of awards or international acknowledgements for the outstanding quality of our research.

 

ACM IDC 2010 Best Full Paper Award

F. Garzotto, M. Bordogna
“Paper Based Multimedia Interaction as Learning Tool for Disabled Children”
Proc. IDC 2010 – 10th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, Barcelona (Spain) 77-88, ACM.
IDC is the most important ACM conference woldwide on Interaction Design and Children (prize: 500 eu)

 

ACM IDC 2012 Best Workshop Paper Award

F. Garzotto, R. Gonella
“Children’s co-design and inclusive education”
Proc. IDC 2011 Interaction Design and Children 2011″
Proc. ACM IDC 2012, Ann Arbor (USA)- June 2011. ACM 260-263.

 

IEEE ROMAN 2016 Best Full Paper Award

Andrea Bonarini, Franca Garzotto, Mirko Gelsomini, Maximiliano Romero, Francesco Clasadonte, Ayse Celebi Yilmaz.
A huggable, mobile robot for developmental disorder interventions in a multi-modal interaction space, 2016
Proc. IEEE RO-MAN 2016– ROMAN (the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication).
ROMAN is one of the main international conferences on robot-human interaction (award motivation: “award for practical use, therapeutic potential, marketability, physical interaction, and presentation“) – price: robot Paro (commercial value approx 8.000 US $)

 

ACM ACCESS 2016 Nomination for Best Student Research Competion

M. Gelsomini
“An Affordable Virtual Reality Learning Framework for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorder”
Paper selected as finalists for ACM ASSETS 2016 Student Research Competition (SRC) sponsored by Microsoft Research.
ASSETS 2016 is the 18th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. The Winner will be announced in October 2016 during the conference.

 

IBM Faculty Award 2013 (prof. Franca Garzotto)

This award is given annually by IBM to researchers who stand out worldwide for the quality, the innovation and the industrial relevance of their research (http://www.research.ibm.com/university/pdfs/2013_faculty_award_recipients.pdf).
The award (US $ 18.000) has been assigned to the research titled: “Bodily Interaction on the cloud for Remote Therapy of Motor and Intellectual Disability”.

 

POLISOCIAL Award 2013

This award is given by Politecnico di Milano to outstanding research proposals that address socially relevant topics.
The award (eu 70.000) has been assigned to the research proposal coordinated by Prof. Franca Garzotto, and titled:
“Interazione gestuale multicanale a supporto delle attività educativo-terapeutiche per l’autismo infantile” (Multichannel gestural interaction to support therapy and education of autistic children).

 

Success Story Project of the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission

The project M4ALL – Motion-based adaptable playful learning experiences for children with motor and intellectual disabilities, coordinated by Franca Garzotto, has been selected as a “success story” by a panel of experts from the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
“Success stories” are finalized projects that have distinguished themselves by their impact, contribution to policy-making, innovative results and/or creative approach and can be a source of inspiration for others. The choice of the project of Franca Garzotto and her research team as a success story was made on the basis of a selection process according to rigorous criteria regarding the quality, relevance and results.

 

EIT Innovators Awards 2016 Finalist

Every year, the EIT Innovators Award recognises innovation teams for projects funded by the EIT (European Institute of Technology) Program that have developed a product, service or process with a high potential. The EIT DIGITAL project P3S (“Playful Supervised Smart Spaces”), coordinated by prof. Franca Garzotto, has been selected among approximately 200 EIT projects in 2016 as one of the 10 finalists for the Award in 2016.
The evaluation process is ongoing and the Award will be assigned in April 2016.

 

IBM Faculty Award 2016 (prof. Franca Garzotto)

This award is given annually by IBM to researchers who stand out worldwide for the quality, the innovation and the industrial relevance of their research (http://www.research.ibm.com/university/pdfs/2013_faculty_award_recipients.pdf).
The award (US $ 15.000) has been assigned to the research titled: “Socially Assistive Cognitive Robotics for the Elderly (SACRE)”.