The RSS Foundation issues several awards at each RSS conference.
Best Student Paper Award
This award is given the the best paper of the conference whose first author is a student. The winner is selected from a group of finalists by an awards committee.
Best Paper Award
This award is given the the best paper of the conference. The winner is selected from a group of finalists by an awards committee.
Best Systems Paper Award in Memory of Seth Teller
This award is given to outstanding systems papers presented at the RSS conference. The winner is selected by an awards committee. The awards committee determines each year if a paper of sufficient quality is among the accepted papers and may decide not to give the award. In years when no award is given, the list of finalists considered by the awards committee will not be disclosed. This award was given for the first time in 2015. (more information)
This award acknowledges the outstanding accomplishments and exceptional potential of early-career researchers in robotics.