The first ISR took place back in 1970 in Chicago, USA. ISR is a symposium on industrial and service robotics and is a sponsored event of IFR.
ISR represents a meeting point for all scientific, technical and industrial topics related to robotics. The purpose of ISR is to provide opportunities for researchers and engineers worldwide to present their pioneering works and to share ideas in the fields of robotics. The symposium is organized by a national industry robot association either in America, Europe or Asia in conjunction with an international robot exhibition.
The next ISR will be held from 23 to 26 March 2015 at McCormick Place, Chicago, USA. The Gala Dinner with Engelberger Award presentation will be held there, too. The Symposium will be co-located with the exhibition Automate, a trade fair for automation technology. IFR member RIA has the license to run the International Symposium on Robotics.