The prestigious International Symposium on Robotics conference will soon return to the United States for the first time since 2007. The event is slated for March 21-24 at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.
This year marks the 42nd edition of the robotics conference.
"The ISR occupies a unique place in the history of robotics, and we're delighted to be hosting it again in the U.S. for the first time since 2007," Jeff Burnstein, president of the event's co-sponsor, Robotic Industries Association, said. "Every year the ISR educates suppliers, users and researchers on the latest developments in robotics from around the globe."
One of the conference's main events will be the presentation of the Engelberger Robotics Award. The honor is the highest bestowed within the industry, and is named after Joseph Engelberger, known by many as the "father of robotics."
The International Federation of Robotics is a co-sponsor of the conference, which is held in a different country each year. Next year's event is slated for Taiwan, with a return to the U.S. slated for 2015.