December 9-10, 2020 - Munich


Welcome address by the Chair of ISR 2020

Robotics in the dawning era of digitalization and artificial intelligence! After two years, the 52nd International Symposium on Robotics – ISR 2020 will be held again in Munich, Germany (09–10 December 2020). This international conference is jointly organized by the Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) and the Information Technology Society (ITG) within VDE. The ISR 2020 is organized as customary parallel to the automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics. With almost 900 exhibitors and more than 45,000 visitors from all over the world, automatica 2018 established itself as the leading marketplace for automated production. As the fair will start one day before ISR 2020, there will be enough possibility and time for all conference participants to visit automatica.

In two conference tracks and a poster session over two days, the ISR 2020 will offer an insight into the latest state-of-the-art robot technologies to participants from both industry and research. Sessions will be held on relevant topics such as Modeling, Planning and Control, as well as Components and Technologies. Developments from the area of Robotics in Production and Industrial Robots will also be addressed, as well as Service and Mobile Robotics. Additionally, we are planning sessions on Robotics in New Markets & Applications, as well as Human-robot-collaboration / Future of Work. And additional Business Track will offer guest speakers from the industry the opportunity to present their current products and developments. The special session for the IERA Award finalists will round off the conference program.

Presentations of the final nominees for the Joseph F. Engelberger Award and the IERA Award will highlight the ISR 2020 Gala Banquet on the evening of December 9th. We cordially invite researchers and experts from the field of robotics to submit their abstracts, as we are confident that we can provide an exciting conference program in December 2020.

Chair of ISR 2020 on behalf of International Federation of Robotics (IFR)


Prof. Alexander Verl
University of Stuttgart, Germany


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2018-03-28 event information

For this year´s ISR 2020, we have compiled an excellent conference program.

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For early bird registration before November 09th, 2020 following fees do apply. After this date the prices increases by 100,00 €:

  • VDE/VDMA-Member *: 750,00 €
  • Non Member: 820,00 €
  • Student*: 200,00 €
  • Author (one author per paper): 420,00 €

* The reduced fees are only valid with the indication of the member card number (for VDE/VDMA Members) or upload of the member card copy (for other organisations) and for student the upload of the student card copy during the online registration form. In case of missing certification the non member fees will apply.

The registration fees include the participation to the oral sessions, the poster session, the visit of the exhibition, the catering during the conference days, the gala dinner banquet as well as the proceedings.

In case of cancellation, provided that VDE-Conference Services has received written notice about it 30 days before the conference, the registration fee will be full refunded less a handling fee of € 50.00. In case of cancellation after this date, no refund will be made. Proceedings (Link, USB) will then be sent to the registrant after the conference.

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Highlights of the ISR 2018


The ISR once again took place as a part of automatica, the leading exhibition for smart automation and robotics.

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