Silvia Coradeschi RoboCup Award

Pictured below: Katarzyna (Kasia) Pasternak (2023 Recipient), Claude Sammut (RoboCup President)
Prof. Silvia Coradeschi (d. Feb 5, 2014) was a founding trustee of RoboCup and an early visionary in the RoboCup initiative. She served as General Chair of RoboCup 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden, was a frequent competition participant, and was an examplar of the RoboCup ideal of engaging in cutting edge AI and Robotics research. She is greatly missed by all RoboCuppers who had the privilege of working with her and enjoying her friendship.

To honor her memory, the RoboCup Federation created “The Silvia Coradeschi RoboCup Award” in 2014 for a young female RoboCup student, with distinguishing research.

2023 Recipient

Katarzyna (Kasia) Pasternak, University of Miami, FL, USA

Past Recipients

2022: Alessandra Rossi, University of Naples “Federico II” and University of Hertfordshire

2019: Lucia Liu, ETH Zurich

2018: Fatemeh Pahlevan Aghababa, Sharif University

2017: Padmaja Kulkarni, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University

2016: Maike Paetzel, Uppsala University

2015: Lotte de Koning, University of Eindhoven

2014: Katie Genter, University of Texas at Austin