International Robots & Vision Show

38th International Symposium on Robotics

June 11-14, 2007

Rosemont, Illinois

Show

Keynote Speakers

Machine Vision

Software

Industrial Robots

Mobile Robots

Unlike academic conferences such as ICRA or IROS, the Robots and Vision Show is a trade event that this year attracted approximately 5,000 attendees from industry.  It was sponsored by the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), the Automated Imaging Association (AIA), and the Motion Control Association (MCA).

The show floor included dramatic exhibits from 119 industrial robot manufacturers and 90 machine vision firms.  There were also a dozen motion control booths and a small handful of mobile robots on display. 

In addition to the show floor, the program also included all-day tutorials on the practical aspects of industrial robots and machine vision systems that were presented by highly qualified industry experts.

The prestigious Engelberger Robotics Awards were presented at the conference banquet.  This year Joe Engelberger, 81, who was unable to attend, took the opportunity in a prerecorded video address to stress his belief in the need for robots to assist the elderly.

The banquet also honored RIA founder Don Vincent, who is retiring.

     Nelson Bridwell

     Mirage Robotics LLC