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Automate 2011 / 42nd ISR Conference Proceedings Now Available

POSTED 05/20/2011

N ARBOR, Michigan USA) Outstanding presentations from global experts are featured in the Automate 2011 / 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) Conference proceedings that are now available from Automation Technologies Council (ATC), parent group to Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA), and Motion Control Association (MCA).

Nineteen in-depth tutorial and 20 multi-speaker session presentations are included on the proceedings CD which is available for $225 plus shipping from ATC. The Automate 2011 / 42nd ISR Conference held in Chicago, March 21-24, attracted more than 400 participants.

Among the proceedings highlights are new insights on vision guided robotics, case studies on successful robotics and machine vision applications, advances in motion control technology, and a look at cutting-edge robotics research. 

Another important element of the CD is the material on “New Developments in Robot Safety” by Jeff Fryman, RIA’s Director of Standards Development. He cites the advent of “safety rated soft-axis and space limiting technology” and “collaborative robot applications” as “game changers.” These and other issues are addressed in detail September 19-21, in Knoxville, Tennessee at RIA’s 23rd annual National Robot Safety Conference.

“We believe these Proceedings will be valuable to anyone actively involved in robotics, machine vision and motion control, whether as a user, supplier, or researcher,” said Jeff Burnstein, President of ATC. “While many of our members and others were able to attend the Conference, thousands more were unable to, but can still gain knowledge they can successfully apply immediately by obtaining the CD.”

Burnstein pointed out that one major section of the proceedings focuses on robotics education. A group of leading robotics educators spoke at Automate / ISR as part of RIA’s ongoing efforts to help advance robotics curriculum at all levels of education. “RIA offers many benefits to those in academia, including the chance to gain sponsors and supporters from corporate members of the Association.”

Richard Blais of the Southern Regional Education Board spoke about the fundamentals for a robotics curriculum which he likens to a “football playbook or script to a play (that) organizes and focuses actions.” Fellow speakers, Larry Ruff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Jim Devaprasad, Lake Superior State University, gave more insight into the issue of educational curriculum.

The Automate Show and Conference is a biennial event from Robotic Industries Association (RIA), Automated Imaging Association (AIA) and Motion Control Association (MCA). Together, these trade associations represent over 600 automation manufacturers, component suppliers, system integrators, end users, consulting firms, educators and research groups. In addition to the trade show and accompanying technical conference, the groups develop industry standards, hold industry networking events, collect market statistics, offer educational resources, and provide content-rich websites. To learn more, visit www.robotics.org, www.machinevisiononline.org, or www.motioncontrolonline.org.

The International Symposium on Robotics educates suppliers, users and researchers on the latest developments in robotics from around the globe. It is the world’s most prestigious annual robotics conference and is held in the US just once every four years. This year’s ISR featured speakers from the US, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Taiwan among other nations.

To obtain the Automate 2011 / 42nd ISR Proceedings, call ATC Headquarters at 734/994-6088 or order online.

Brian Huse
Robotic Industries Association