Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



(2008), "Diary", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2008.04935dac.001



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Article Type: Diary From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 4

Key: C = Conference, E = Exhibition, S = Seminar, W = Workshop


ICCE 2008ICCE – Integration and Commercialization of Micro and Nanosystems International Conference & Exhibition (C) (E)

3-5 June

Hong Kong, China

The conference focuses on the state-of-the-art research and development in Micro- and Nano-scale phenomena, devices, systems, manufacturing, as well as the commercialization of Micro- and Nano-technologies. The conference will consist of plenary talks, invited talks, contributed oral and poster presentations, and exhibitions and will provide opportunities for communication and collaboration between industry and academia.

Keyword Micro and nano-science and engineering

Contact: ASME. Tel.: +1 212 591 7072; E-mail: hsiar@asme.org; web site: www.asmeconferences.org/MicroNano08

Automated Test Summit 08 (Virtual Online Event)

5 June


Leading test and measurement companies worldwide are taking part in this virtual industry event, hosted by National Instruments, to share their tips and best practices. By participating in this online event, you can experience the presentations, exhibitors, and dynamic atmosphere of a traditional conference – all from the convenience of your desk. FREE ATTENDANCE.

Keywords Automation, Hybrid systems, Solid software design, Automotive engineering, HAL

Contact: National Instruments. Tel.: +1 800 531 5066; web site: www.ni.com/testsummitt/

International Robots & Vision Show and Conference (C)

9-11 June

Illinois, USA

Contact: web sites: www.robots-vision-show.info and www.roboticsonline.com/public/calendar/details.cfm?id = 99

The Vision Show

10-12 June

Massachusetts, USA

The Vision Show is North America’s leading showcase of machine vision and imaging components and solutions. This show will bring you up-to-date with the latest technologies from the top suppliers! Also offered are high-quality, yet affordable training sessions at The Vision Conference.

Keywords Machine vision, Imaging, Automation, OEMs

Contact: Automation Technologies Council. Tel.: +1 734 994 6088; Fax: +1 734 994 3338; E-mail: jhayman@robotics.org; web sites: www.machinevisiononline.org and www.machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar/

Automatica 20083rd International Trade Fair for Automation Assembly, Robotics and Vision

10-13 June

Munich, Germany

AUTOMATICA presents an international product range covering assembly and handling technology, robotics, machine vision and associated technologies.

This makes AUTOMATICA the very first international event that brings together all branches of the robotics and automation industry under the same roof in a single event. It is being staged in Munich, the central hub of the biggest European market for robotics and automation products.

Keywords Assembly and handling technology, Robotics, Machine vision, Positioning systems, Drive technology, Sensor technology

Contact: Messe München GmbH. Tel.: +49 899 491 1538; Fax: +49 899 491 1539; E-mail: info@automatica-munich.com; web site: www.automatica-muenchen.de

IERA’08IFR/IEEE Industry Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation

12 June

Muenchen, Germany

RoboGames 20085th Annual international RoboGames

12-15 June

San Francisco, USA

RoboGames is the world’s largest open robot competition (even the Guinness Book of World Records says so!) We invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 70 different events. Combat robots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled – but they’re all cool!

Contact: E-mail: dcalkins@robotics-society.org; web site: http://robogames.net/index.php

ISFA 20082008 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (C)

23-26 June

Georgia, USA

A sustainable advanced product/process and automation system design, in particular related manufacturing, assembly, service, and maintenance support system design solution is a truly high-tech approach based on a new digital design and digital manufacturing architecture and paradigm.

Keywords Robotics for automation, Factory simulation, Digital design, Digital manufacturing and PLM

Contact: NJIT. E-mail: ranky@njit.edu; web site: www.pmrc.gatech.edu/ISFA/

ICIA 2008IEEE International Conference on Information Acquisition (C)

25-27 June

ZhangJiaJie, China

Bio-Nano/Micro Sensors and Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Intelligent Information Acquisition. The IEEE ICIA 2007 Conference promises to be a great experience for researchers in bio-nano sensors, MEMS, artificial neural networks, machine learning technology, and intelligent robotics.

Keywords Bio-nano sensors, MEMS, Artificial neural networks, Machine learning technology, and intelligent robotics

Contact: KAIST. E-mail: icia2007@neuron.kaist.ac.kr; web sites: http://cnsl.kaist.ac.kr/ICIA2007/ and www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

RSS 2008Robotics: Science and Systems

25-28 June

Zurich, Switzerland

The 2008 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference will bring together researchers working on algorithmic or mathematical foundations of robotics, robotics applications, and analysis of robotic systems. High quality, original papers are solicited in all areas of robotics. The final program will be the result of a highly selective review process designed to include the best work of its kind in every category. The conference will be single track to allow attendees an opportunity to experience the best research in all areas of robotics. The program will include invited talks as well as oral and poster presentations of refereed papers.

Keywords Mechanisms, Manipulation, Human-robot interaction and human centered systems, Distributed systems, Mobile systems and mobility, Applications, Medical robotics, Robot perception

Contact: University of Massachusetts Amherst. E-mail: rss08@mavt.ethz.ch; web site: www.roboticsconference.org/

CITSA 20085th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications (C)

29 June-2 July

Florida, USA

The 5th International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications is an international Multi-Conference being organized with the purpose of providing researchers, practitioners, developers, consultants, and end-users of computerized, communications and/or control systems and technologies, as well as their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors, an opportunity to join in a common place sharing experience and knowledge.

Keywords Cybernetics, Information technologies, Systems and applications

Contact: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. Tel.: +58 212 272 9094; Fax: +1 407 656 3516; E-mail: imeti2008@mail.infocybereng.org; web sites: www.infocybereng.org/imeti2008/ and www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp

M-ELROB 20083rd European Land-Robot Trial (C)

30 June-3 July

Hammelburg, Germany

The ELROB 2008 focuses on the question, if robot systems can support the users effectively in the near future. The purpose of the trial is to identify robotic systems, which have the capabilities to master daily defence and security tasks. The aim of the organizers is to gain insights for future projects, research and development activities.

Keywords Robotics, Harsh environments, Rescue, Military, Autonomous or semi autonomous navigation, Machine intelligence

Contact: Tel.: +49 221 937 139 11; Fax: +49 221 937 123 50; E-mail: elrob2008@bundeswehr.org; web site: www.m-elrob.eu/

AIM 2008IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (C)

2-5 July

Xi’an, China

Contact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

ROMANSY’ 08The 17th CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Robot Design, Dynamics, and Control

5-9 July

Tokyo, Japan

The First CISM-IFToMM Symposium on Theory and Practice of Robots and Manipulators was held on September 5-8, 1973, in Udine, Italy, not long after IFToMM had been founded in 1969. The first ROMANSY, or Ro.Man.Sy., as the Symposium used to be referred to, marks the beginning of a long-lasting partnership between two international institutions, CISM, the Centre International des Sciences Mécaniques and IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science.

Keywords Robot design, Service, Education, Medical, Welfare and rescue robots, Humanoid robots, Bio-robotics, Multi-robot systems, Embodied multi-agent systems, Sensor systems for robots, Space robots

Contact: Waseda University. E-mail: contact@romansy2008.org; web sites: www.romansy2008.org/ and www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp

ARCS-08The International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Control Systems (C)

7-10 July

Florida, USA

Keywords Robotics, Tele-robotics, Adaptive control, CAD/CAM/CIM, Fuzzy systems, Intelligent automation, MEMS/NEMS, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Sensors, actuators and transducers

Contact: Florida A&M University. E-mail: contact@promoteresearch.org; web sites: www.promoteresearch.org/2008/arcs/ and www.ifr.org/events/calendar.asp

RO-MAN 2008IEEE International Symposium on Robot an Human Interactive Communication

1-3 August

Muenchen, Germany

RO-MAN addresses fundamental issues in coexistence of robots and humans from psychological and philosophical aspects over interaction and communication mechanisms to technological systems and architectures. Manifold real-world application areas such as rescue, assistance, care, education, or entertainment require cognitive and social skills in order to provide safe, intuitive, and efficient interaction and goal-directed proactive behavior.

Keywords Multi-modal communication, Human-robot interactions, Collaborative robotics in manufacturing environments, Robot assistants for housekeeping and care, Situation recognition, Socially interactive robots, Entertainment and education robots

Contact: Technische Universität München. E-mail: sec@ro-man2008.org; web site: www.lsr.ei.tum.de/ro-man2008/

ICMA 2008IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (C)

5-8 August

Takamatsu, Japan

The objective of ICMA 2008 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of mechatronics, robotics, automation and sensors to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields.

Keywords Intelligent mechatronics, robotics, biomimetics, automation, and control systems, Teleoperation, telerobotics, haptics, and teleoperated semi-autonomous systems, Sensor design, multi-sensor data fusion algorithms and wireless sensor networks, AI, intelligent control, neuro-control, fuzzy control, Industrial automation, process control, manufacturing process

Contact: E-mail: ishihara@eng.kagawa-u.ac.jp; web site: www.icma2008.org/

MFI 2008IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (C)

20-22 August

Seoul, South Korea

Contact: Korea University. E-mail: info@mfi2008.org; web sites: www.mfi2008.org/ and www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

SICE 2008SICE (Society for Instrumentation and Control Engineering) Annual Conference (C)

20-22 August

Chofu, Japan

The conference in UEC will provide a forum for researchers, professionals and manufacturers to exchange up-to-date technical knowledge and experience.

Keywords Sensors and transducers, Opto-electronic measurement, Intelligent control, Computer aided design, Systems theory and engineering, Robotics and mechatronics systems, Industrial applications, Fuzzy systems, Neural networks

Contact: SICE. Web site: www.sice.or.jp/sice2008/

ARSO 2008The IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts (C)

23-25 August

Taipei, Taiwan

ARSO’08 aims at discussing advanced robotics R&D and its implications to economic and social systems. Participants will be world class robotic research scientists, investors and economists, as well as representatives of industry and government. The conference is scheduled to consist of single sessions with ample discussions on cutting edge technologies, business opportunities and the social impact to economies and strategic investment.

Keywords Humanoid robot, Security robot, Indoor and outdoor service robot, Home robot and service robots for elder and children, Medical robot, Rehabilitation robot and care robot, Wheel chair robot, Inspection robot, Entertainment and amusement robot, Education robot, Rescue and hazardous duty robot, Mining robot

Contact: National Taiwan University. Tel.: +886 233 669 825; Fax: +886 233 669 823; E-mail: jchang@cc.ee.ntu.edu.tw; web sites: http://arso2008.ntu.edu.tw/ and www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

IEEE-CASE 20084th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (C)

23-26 August

Washington, DC, USA

This conference provides a forum for researchers, academicians, and industry practitioners to discuss, provide broad coverage, and disseminate foundational research on automation.

Contact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

COMS 2008COMS – Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems Conference (C)

31 August-4 September

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Commercialization of Micro and Nano Systems Conference (COMS) is the world’s most important meeting place for all those bringing emerging small technologies from concept to the marketplace.

It addresses issues on an international front, gathering input from MNT leaders representing regions all over the globe.

COMS is connecting the international Micro-nano marketplace!

Keyword Micro and nano-science and engineering

Contact: MANCEF. E-mail: info@mancef-coms.org; web site: www.mancef-coms2008.org

Robot Development Conference & Exposition 2008 (C)

1 September

Santa Clara, USA

The international Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry

ICAL 2008IEEE International Conference on Automation and Logistics (C)

1-3 September

Qingdao, China

The purpose of this conference is to promote activities in areas of Automation and Logistics, by providing a forum for researchers to exchange ideas, present technical achievements, and discuss future challenges. The scope of the conference includes technical sessions, tutorials and panels, as well as exhibition and working group meetings.

Contact: E-mail: desilva@mech.ubc.ca; web site: http://myweb.dal.ca/jgu/ical08/

RAAD’08RAAD’08 – The Workshop on Robotics (W)

15-17 September

Ancona, Italy

The 17th International Workshop on Robotics in Alpe-Adria-Danube Region RAAD08 will be held in the Campus of the Università Politecnica delle Marche. The Workshop is meant to bring together researchers of the robotics community from countries of the Alpe-Adria-Danube region, in a collegial and stimulating environment. Coherently with its tradition, RAAD08 will cover all the major areas of robotics research and applications.

Keyword Robotics

Contact: Università Politecnica delle Marche. Tel.: +39 071 220 4489; E-mail: raad08@univpm.it; web site: www.dipmec.univpm.it/RAAD08/

IEEE-CYBERIEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control, and intelligent Systems (C)

16-17 September

Shengyang, China

IROS 2008IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (C)

22-26 September

Nice, France

Contact: LAAS CNRS. E-mail: Raja.Chatila@laas.fr; web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

Automation 2008

25-28 September

Mumbai, India

Automation 2008, India’s No. 1 Automation Exhibition showcases new innovations and solutions for vast industry segment comprising of refining, petrochemicals, chemicals, polyester, power, life sciences, food and pharmaceutical, oil and gas businesses, steel and mining and other process industries, terminal automation, tank farm automation, retail outlet automation.

Keywords Automation, Manufacturing, Industry

Contact: IED Communications Ltd Tel.: +91 222 207 9567; Fax: +91 222 207 4516; web site: www.automation2008.com/

WAC2008ISOMA – World Automation 2008

28 September-2 October

Texas, USA

WAC is an international non-profit technical meeting dedicated to the dissemination of latest information among all nations of the world.

It has always prided itself on helping scientists and professionals from economically disadvantaged nations to the meeting to help pave the road between the North and the South. Some of the proceeds of WAC meetings go to the World Students Scholarship Fund, Inc. – a non-profit New Mexico Corporation. This corporation has already raised close to $40K for needy students.

Contact: TSI Enterprises Inc. Tel.: +1 210 479-1022; Fax: +1 210 479-1048; E-mail: wac@wacong.org; web site: www.wacong.org/

China Robot Expo – Robotics & Automatic Manufacturing Equipments Exhibition (E)

1 October

Beijing, China

Contact: CEIEAC. Tel.: +86 108 838 2251; Fax: +86 108 838 2248; E-mail: eaciecco@mx.cei.gov.cn; web site: www.ceieac.net

International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics (C)

1-2 October

Michigan, USA

The International Conference for Vision Guided Robotics brings together global leaders in this rapidly advancing area. Vision guided robots enable a host of new applications in just about every industry.

Keywords Vision guidance, 2D, 3D, Sensors, Object tracking, Applications, Error proofing

Contact: web sites: www.machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar/details.cfm\?id = 63 and www.machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar/

Robotworld 2008

15-19 October

Seoul, South Korea

BioRob 2008International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (C)

19-22 October

Arizona, USA

Contact: web site: www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

TePRA 2008IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications (C)

10-12 November

Massachusetts, USA

TePRA is a new conference aimed at catalyzing the development of enabling technologies and encouraging their adoption by robot designers. TePRA is positioned mid-way between an academic conference and a trade show. More so than academic conferences, TePRA emphasizes practical applications and industrial participation. More so than trade shows, TePRA has a serious review process, and is targeted at future applications.

Contact: E-mail: abstractsubmit@ieeerobot-tepra.org; web site: www.ieeerobot-tepra.org/

DARS20089th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems

17-19 November

Tsukuba, Japan

SI International 2008IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration

4 December

Nagoya, Japan

2008 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SI International 2008) will be held as the first symposium on system integration. This symposium will provide science and technology for integrating systems concerning artifacts, human and society in order to solve global problems of complex systems.

Keywords Mechatronics systems, Robotics, Automation systems, Virtual reality systems, Entertainment systems, Micro-nano systems, Welfare systems, Environment/Ecological systems, Bio systems, Rescue systems, Security systems, Enterprise resource planning systems, Supply chain management systems, Intelligent transportation systems, Logistics systems, Large-scale system simulation, Software systems, Networking systems, Decision making systems

Contact: web site: www.rm.is.tohoku.ac.jp/SIInt08/

ROBIO’08IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (C)

14-17 December

Bankok, Thailand

The theme of Robio 2008 is “Information Technology Enabled Robotics and Biomimetics,” reflecting the ever growing interests in research, development and applications in the dynamic and exciting areas of robotics and biomimetics. Bangkok is an exciting and fast growing city will business, entertainment and shopping areas. ROBIO 2008 promises to be a great event for researchers and scholars in robotics and biomimetics areas, with attractive technical and social programs. The ROBIO 2008 conference invites high-quality original research and development papers in all areas related to robotics, biomimetics and related topics.

Contact: IEEE. Web site: www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/ \∼ qhmeng/robio/ROBIO2008-CFP.pdf

ICARCV 0810th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (C)

17-20 December

Hanoi, Viet Nam

ICARCV focuses on both theory and applications mainly covering the topics of control, automation, robotics and vision. In addition to the technical sessions, there will be invited sessions, tutorials and keynote addresses.

Keywords Adaptive control, Robust control, Intelligent systems, Sensor network systems, Neural networks, Fuzzy systems, Precision motion control, Man-machine interactions, Process automation, Intelligent automation, Factory modeling and simulation, Network-based systems, Nano-scale automation and assembly, Robot control, Mobile robotics, Mobile sensor networks, Micro robots and micro-manipulation, Search, rescue and field robotics, Robot sensing and data fusion, Localization, navigation and mapping, Dexterous manipulation, Medical robots and bio-robotics, Human centered systems, Space and underwater robots, Tele-robotics, Image/video analysis, Feature extraction, grouping and segmentation, Pattern recognition, Learning in vision, Human-computer interaction, Tracking and surveillance, Biometrics, Biomedical Image analysis, Activity/behaviour recognition

Contact: Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology. E-mail: secretariat@icarcv.org; web site: www.icarcv.org/2008/


17th AIA Annual Business Conference (C)

4-6 February

California, USA

Contact: web site: www.machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar/

HRI 2009Human-Robot Interaction 2009

11-13 March

California, USA

The Fourth Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction is dedicated to the advancement of natural human-robot interaction, which highlights the importance of the technical and social issues underlying future long-term human-robot interaction, in the context of companion and assistive robots for long-term use in everyday life and work activities. HRI is a single-track, highly selective annual international conference that seeks to showcase the very best interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research in human-robot interaction with roots in social psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, robotics, organizational behavior, anthropology and many more, and we invite broad participation.

Keywords Robot companions, Lifelike robots, Assistive (health and personal care) robotics, Remote robots, Mixed initiative interaction, Multi-modal interaction, Task allocation and coordination, Autonomy and trust, Robot-team learning, HRI

Contact: web sites: http://hri2009.org/ and www.ieee-ras.org/calendar/calendartec.php

MV ChinaMachine Vision China

18-20 March

Shanghai, China

Contact: web site: www.machinevisiononline.org/public/calendar/

ICRA 2009IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (C)

13-17 May

Kobe, Japan

Keywords Robotics, Manufacturing, Simulation, Micro-machines, Automation, CAD, CAM, CAE, Sensors

2009 International Robots and Vision Show and Conference (C)

9-11 June

Illinois, USA

Contact: Automation Technologies Council. Tel.: +1 734 994 6088; Fax: +1 734 994 3338.

AIM 09IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (C)

7-10 July


SYROCCO 099th International IFAC Symposium on Robot Control

10-12 September

Gifu, Japan

IROS 2009IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (C)

10-15 October

Missouri, USA

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