Munich, Apr 26, 2018 — The 50th installment of the globally leading robotics conference “International Symposium on Robotics” (ISR 2018) will be held in June 20-21, 2018 within the framework of automatica 2018.

Not only the oldest but also the world’s leading robotics conference: the International Symposium on Robotics (ISR). Having been a part of automatica since 2006, the 50th anniversary of this event will be celebrated at automatica 2018. More than 100 presentations will address the major research and development challenges, while specific topics such as components and technologies, robots in new markets and applications, industrial/service robots, and the workplace of the future will also be discussed in great detail.

Noteworthy are the high-caliber keynotes by Prof. Oussama Khatib (Stanford University, US), Prof. Sami Haddadin (University of Hannover), Prof. Torsten Kroeger (KIT Karlsruhe), Prof. Jianwei Zhang (University of Hamburg), Dr. Michael Zuern (Daimler AG) and Dr. Sebastian Trimpe (Max Planck Institute Stuttgart), which round off the scientific program.

This time, there will also be the first panel discussion under the title ”On the Future of Robotics” at the end of the first day of the conference.

The conference’s highlights include the Joseph F. Engelberger Award ceremony, an award that honors value-added ideas and world-class products in the robotics domain and that is considered the most prestigious industry award worldwide. The award ceremony will be held on June 20, 2018 during a gala dinner. Another highlight: The IERA Special Session (Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation) along with the associated IERA Award that is also presented within the framework of a gala dinner.

The conference is hosted on the grounds of Messe Muenchen - hence creating an ideal opportunity to visit both events: the ISR robotics conference and automatica 2018.

Highlights from the conference program: Keynote-Speaker

June 20, 2018

  • Prof. Oussama Khatib, Stanford University: “The Age of Human-Robot Collaboration”
  • Prof. Sami Haddadin, University of Hannover: “Human Centered Robotics”
  • Prof. Torsten Kroeger, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): “Transfer Learning”

June 21, 2018

  • Prof. Jianwei Zhang, University of Hamburg: “China’s Robotics Research”
  • Dr. Michael Zuern, Senior Manager Process Engineering Joining and Assembly Technology, Daimler AG: “Robot Farming—The Future of Industrial Robotics at Daimler”
  • Dr. Sebastian Trimpe, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart: “Machine Learning for Dynamic Systems”

Additional information and program is available under www.isr2018.org.

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