IFR press release

International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2012

Program has been released

ISR 2012 logo TaipeiJune 2012


The 43rd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR), the world's most prestigious annual robotics conference, takes place during the Taipei International Robot Show (TIROS) 2012 Show and Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, August 29-31, 2012. The conference theme is "Intelligent Human-Robot Interaction"

Unlike other conferences, the ISR is focused on the fusion between industry and academia. Every year, more than half of attendees of the ISR come from industry. The purpose of the ISR 2012 is to serve as a bridge between academia and industry.

The ISR 2012 brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to robotics, automation, manufacturing, mechatronics, control, and related areas.

Here is a short overview of the program:

29 August

09:30 hrs opening ceremony
11:10 hrs Keynote Speech I of Toshio Fukuda, Nagoya University, Japan
13:00 hrs Forum on the Development of Intelligent Robots 2012
15:00 hrs Panel Discussion
17:30 hrs Welcome Reception

30 August

08:20 hrs Start of parallel lectures on different topics
10:30 hrs Keynote Speech II of Manfred Gundel, Kuka Roboter, Germany
18:00 hrs ISR Gala Dinner with Engelberger Award Presentation

31 August

08:20 hrs Start of parallel lectures on different topics
10:30 hrs Keynote Speech III of Dr. Shinsuke Sakakibara, Fanuc, IFR President, Japan
17:30 hrs Farewell Party

Please note: the program is subject to change. For all events you need to register in advance on www.isr2012.org. You may download a more detailled program here.

IFR will host all meetings at the venue: Executive Board, General Assembly, Industrial Robot Suppliers Group, Research Committee and Service Robot Group.

For more information on the International Symposium on Robotics ISR please contact:

Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association
Phone: 886-4-23581866
Fax: 886-4-23581566
E-mail: isr2012@isr2012.org