2016 was again a successful year for industrial and service robots and we look forward to a promising and challenging year 2017. In a few weeks, we will meet at the Automate in Chicago which will host the ISR Americas 2017. Sponsored by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), the ISR a unique robot event that is hosted various places around the world, bringing new global insights on the latest in robotics applications and research. The ISR will be fully integrated into the Automate 2017 conference sessions, allowing all participants to learn about the newest developments in robotics, machine vision, imaging, motion control and other automation technologies covered at Automate.
The ISR will also celebrate a gala dinner for the Robotic Industries Association (RIA) Joseph F. Engelberger Robotics Awards, the industry's highest honor. We are looking forward to more developments in 2017 another exciting year of growth in the market.
Other major events will follow in 2017.
Looking forward to another record year in 2017.