Video Contest

The IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) is proud to present the first IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest.

The IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest has been open for submissions until August 18th 2014. Everybody from within and from outside the controls community was invited to participate. High school students, undergraduate and graduate students of all majors, as well as researchers from all over the world were eligible for participation.

Participants were asked to prepare a video clip on a subject related to control theory or automatic control. The video could focus on a particular topic or on the field in general, but was required to have the potential to promote the field.

After the submission deadline the winners of the IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2014 were determined by the jury and officially announced during the CSS Video Clip Contest Awards ceremony that was held during the 2014 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control (MSC 2014) in Antibes, France, on Thursday, October 9, 2014.

All together 53 interesting video clips of high quality had been submitted from different groups in 19 countries.

The best seven clips were publicly shown at the ceremony in Antibes, France, and are now available at

The videos that were awarded the 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place are:

1st place: Automation

F. Fontanive, R. Vignali, A. Falsone. G. Manganini, D. Caporale, S. R. Cominesi, P. Panizza, L. Deori

Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano

2nd place: Control-Theoretic Swarm Joysticks

Y. Diaz-Mercado, M. Egerstedt, S. Chopra, J.-P. de la Croix, T. Ramachandran, R. O’Flaherty, A. Egerstedt, O. Egerstedt, S. G. Lee, P. Kingston, Z. Costello, E. Macdonald

Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology

3rd place: The Cubli: A Cube that can Jump up, Balance, and 'Walk'

F. Berkenkamp, A. Braun, M. Corzillius, R. D'Andrea, C. Dubs, M. Egli, C. Flores, H. U. Honegger, G. Huber, M. Merz, G. Mohanarajah, M. Muehlebach, S. Segmueller, I. Thommen, C. Waibel, M. Waibel, T. Widmer

Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control, ETH Zurich

The contest is hosted by the Institute for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, University of Stuttgart, Germany.