This Freudenstein / General Motors Young Investigator Award was established in 1996 and is funded by the General Motors Corporation.
2016: Frederick Sun, and Jonathan B. Hopkins, “Mobility Analysis of Interconnected Hybrid Flexure Systems Using Screw Algebra and Graph Theory”2015: Dustyn Roberts, Joseph Quacinella, and Joo H. Kim, "Degree-of-Freedom-Based Instantaneous Energetic Cost of Robotic Biped Gait with Benchmarking Implications"
2014: (Prize is shared)
Winner 1 : Alexander Wiens, and Amos G. Winter, V , “A Novel Pressure Compensating Valve for Low-Cost Drip Irrigation Systems”
Winner 2 : Chin-Hsing Kuo, and Shao-Jung Lai, “Design of a Novel Statically Balanced Mechanism for Laparoscope Holders with Decoupled Positioning and Orientating Manipulation”
2013: Paul M. Loschak, Kechao Xiao, Hao Pei, Samuel B. Kesner, Ajith J. Thomas, Conor J. Walsh, “Assured Safety Drill with Bi-Stable Bit Retraction Mechanism”
2012: Xianwen Kong, "Type Synthesis of Variable Degrees-of-Freedom Parallel Manipulators with Both Planar and 3T1R Operation Modes"
2011: Shorya Awtar, "An XYZ Parallel Kinematic Flexure Mechanism with Geometrically Decoupled Degrees of Freedom"
2010: Hai-Jun Su, "On Line Screw Systems and Their Application to Flexure Synthesis"
2009: Saeed Behzadipour, "Tensionability of an Arbitrary Two-Link Multibody"
2007: Philip Voglewede, "Novel design of a robotic gripper allowing for in-hand manipulation"
2005: Doug Laney and Dennis Hong "Kinematic Analysis of a Novel Rimless Wheel with Independently Actuated Spokes"
2004: James P. Schmiedeler , "Dynamic Modeling of Quadrupedal Running Gaits Using a Simple Template with Asymmetrical Body Mass Distribution"
Laxman Saggere, "Modeling and Design of an Optically Powered Microactuator for a Microfluidic Dispenser"
Venkat Krovi, "Performance Evaluation of Cooperative Payload Transport by a System of Wheeled Mobile Manipulators"
2002: Ryan P. Dziedzic, Mary I. Frecker, and Randy S. Haluck, "Topology Design of Multifunctional Compliant Mechanisms with Smart Material Actuation"
2000: Just L. Herder and Hans de Visser, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
1998: Constantinos Mavroidis, Rutgers University
1996: D. Lees and Gregory Chirikjian, Johns Hopkins University