The paper "An atlas of physical human–robot interaction" by Agostino De Santis, Bruno Siciliano, Alessandro De Luca, Antonio Bicchi, vol. 43(3), pp. 253–270, 2008, has been presented with the "Award for Excellence" by Mechanism and Machine Theory journal to celebrate and reward the top 10 most cited papers (based on the Scopus database) since its first publication.