IFR press release

International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) took place in Munich

Conference draw the attention of Industry and Science

Prof. Schraft, Chair ISR 2010Parallel to the industry fair "AUTOMATICA 2010" the 41st ISR (International Symposium on Robotics) took place in Munich. It was held in conjunction with the 6th German Conference on Robotics. Since 1970 this prestigious, international conference has gone around the world. It was held in the US, Canada, in several countries in Europe, in Japan, Korea, Singapore, and in Australia.

The idea of this conference, which is organized by IFR (International Federation of Robotics), is to bring academia and industry closer and faster together.

This year on three days 46 sessions were held, more than 200 papers were presented, and parallel to the oral presentation 38 posters were shown at two poster sessions.

Altogether 327 participants from 30 countries, followed the presentations in four or five parallel tracks. The progress of classic robotic topics was presented and discussed. The main interest was on topics like

  • Improvement of Sensor Technology
  • Path and Motion Planning and Navigation
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Localization and Mapping
  • Vision
  • Safety
  • Service Robotics
  • New Kinematics
  • Nano and Micro Robot
  • Biologically inspired Robots and Manipulation
  • New Applications


Besides the papers, which were offered from the authors, four invited talks took place. These talks caused a great interest of the audience. The topics were:

  • Research Collaboration Against Backdrop of the Global Economic Challenges
  • Robot Technology Driven Innovation - Examples and Trends
  • Field Robotics Driving Off-road Equipment Productivity and Convenience
  • Better Place - Next Generation Mobility. Challenges and Chances


ISR Welcome Reception

One reason for this 40 year old success story is the combination of fair and conference. The attendees have the chance to view on one side the state of the art at the fair on the other side they learn the latest developments and the different aspects of robotics at the conference. According to discussions with participants this is the key to success.

The next ISRs are already scheduled. In March 2011 the ISR will take place in Chicago, USA and 2012 in Taipei, Taiwan.