euRobotics yearly gives the Georges Giralt PhD Award at the European Robotics Forum to recognise great work of Ph.D. students in our community.

euRobotics opens its Call for the Georges Giralt PhD Award 2018.
[See details about 2017 Award below]

The submission deadline is 31st December, 2017.

The aim of the “Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award” is to showcase PhD theses defended during 2017 in European universities from all areas of robotics.
Outstanding theses with strong theoretical contributions, a focus on professional applications or technology transfer, with a high degree of multidisciplinarity, or showing how robotics technologies can be applied to new domains, are eligible for the prize.

Submissions are done by sending an email to the George Giralt Award Committee,


– name of PhD student;
– name of PhD granting institution;
– title of PhD thesis;
– date of PhD defense;
– URL to a PDF version of the thesis;
– Email address and contact data of the PhD student.

Please, keep the message concise and to the point, avoiding attachments; no supplementary information (letters of reference, publication lists, CVs,…) is required.

The award consists in a plaque and the publication of the thesis by Springer in the STAR series. It will be given to the winner(s) at the occasion of the next European Robotics Forum, in Tampere, Finland, March 13-15, 2018 ( The selection of the finalists will be announced mid-to end-of-February 2018, and these finalists are expected to give a 20 minutes presentation of their research at the Forum, since part of the award evaluation will be done on the basis of that oral presentation. No reimbursement is foreseen for the attendance.

The jury for the Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award consists of more than 10 members belonging to the academic members of euRobotics.

Georges Giralt Ph.D. Award – 2017 Edition

A separate communication will concern the 2017 edition, not yet assigned

PhD Award 2017 and 2018 Jury