Announcing the 2022 Best Paper Award and Honorable Mentions

JMR Best Paper for 2022

The 2022 Best Paper Award is given to the paper recognized by the Editor and Editorial Board for its outstanding contribution to the field of mechanisms and robotics published by JMR in 2022. The prize includes a wall plaque for each author and will be announced in the journal, on JMR’s companion website (, and through the journal’s online social media channels.

Tang, Z., Wang, K., Spyrakos-Papastavridis, E., and Dai, J. S. (May 26, 2022). “Origaker: A Novel Multi-Mimicry Quadruped Robot Based on a Metamorphic Mechanism.” ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. December 2022; 14(6): 060907.

JMR Honorable Mentions for 2022

We would also like to acknowledge the meritorious contribution of the following papers, which will be awarded Honorable Mention certificates:

Zhou, Y., Headings, L. M., and Dapino, M. J. (November 15, 2021). “Modeling of Soft Robotic Grippers Integrated With Fluidic Prestressed Composite Actuators.” ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. June 2022; 14(3): 031001.

Huang, S., and Schimmels, J. M. (February 21, 2022). “Planar Compliance Realization With Two 3-Joint Serial Mechanisms.” ASME. J. Mechanisms Robotics. October 2022; 14(5): 051007.

JMR would like to congratulate each of the awarded authors and thank all submitting authors for their contributions to the journal in 2022. The ongoing submission of your work is critical to keeping our community apprised of the latest research and maintaining the high quality of our publication.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the Awards Committee for their diligent and conscientious work in reviewing and evaluating the nominated papers: Andrew Murray, Ashis Banerjee, Lionel Birglen, Irene Fassi, Joo Kim, and Chin-Hsing Kuo.

Venkat Krovi


Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics