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ISR 2001 in Korea a meeting point for intelligent robot systems
ISR 2001 in Korea – a meeting point for intelligent robot systems
The 32nd International Symposium on Robotics, organised by the Korea Institute for Science and Technology (KIST), the International Federation of Robotics and the Korea Machine Tool manufacturers' Association (KOMMA), will be held in Seoul, Korea, from 19-21 April 2001.
The ISR is the world's most authoritative annual symposium covering the subject of robotics, providing professionals from research, educational organisations and industry with the very best in current top-level information on important aspects of robotics and flexible automation within manufacturing.
The ISR 2001 holds a special significance this year in the sense that it will summarise the technical developments made to date in the field of intelligent robots; as well as prepare for the new challenges ahead in helping to achieve neural intelligence for machines, robots and their systems.
Robotic systems are certain to interact more closely with the human world, the more so since they will be asked to behave as service partners for human beings. To fit in with this futuristic picture the organisers have put together several events, including three plenary presentations, six invited speakers, a banquet speech, panels discussions and technical tours, all designed to have an advanced technology theme.
To make ISR 2001 a successful and rewarding conference the organisers are inviting all those related to this exciting field to attend the symposium. Further details and up-to-date information relating to ISR 2001 can be found at the Web site: http://isr2001.kist.re.kr
In parallel with ISR 2001, the organisers are holding KIRAS 2001 (the Korea International Robot & Automation Show 2001). This show is designed to promote trade, reinforce publicity activities and raise international competition by encouraging the exchange of up-to-date information and technology within the fields of international robotics, industrial automation, application systems and related equipment.
The robot market within Korea has recovered sharply, with sales increasing by almost 70 per cent over 1999 figures. It is a beautiful country, an ideal venue to uncover some of the mysteries of the Orient and secure some years of history and tradition. This trend in the market appears to be continuing in 2001. The organisers hope the growing interest in service robots among the general public will serve to further stimulate the market.
More information on the exhibition is available on the Web site: www.kiras2001.org
Finally, to add further enjoyment to the visit, Korea itself is a fascinating country, backed by 5,000 treasured memories.
For further information, please contact Kerstin Teglöf Delgado, International Federation of Robotics, PO Box 5510, SE-114 85 Stockholm, Sweden. Tel: +46 8 782 0843; Fax: +46 8 660 3378; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ifr.org