The Israeli Conference on Robotics (ICR) is an international conference and exhibition, organized by the Israeli Robotics Association. It is the leading robotics conference and exhibition in Israel, intended to provide a forum for Israeli and foreign researchers and engineers from industry and academia. ICR is also intended to encourage local and international collaborations, and strengthen Israel's position as a world leader in high-end robotics.
Specific goals of ICR2013 are to promote innovation and support entrepreneurs in the robotics field, to promote robotics education and encourage the use of robotics and automation in the traditional industries, in agriculture, and in assisting the elderly population.
ICR2013 will host ISRACAS’ 2013, the 15th Israeli Symposium on Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Robotics, and Medical Imaging.
The scientific program will include plenary talks, panel discussions, an entrepreneurs forum, and presentations of contributed and invited papers in several technical tracks.
Prof. Bernie Roth, Stanford, Innovating Robots and Products Using Design Thinking
Prof. Yoshi Nakamura, University of Tokyo: Human models for humanoid design
Prof. Alberto Broggi, University of Parma: From Italy to China with no driver
Prof. Dr. Ing. Stefan Weber, University of Bern: Opportunities in medical robotics
Prof. Iztik Ben Israel, Tel Aviv University: Will robots help democracies win "small" wars against terror?
Colonel Eyal Tene, IDF: A road map for the use of robots by the Israeli Defense Forces
Col (ret) Udi Gal, Defense Vision: Military Robotics as a Growth Engine for the Israeli Industry
Udi Peless, Robomow: The accelerated growth of the domestic-robots market
Medical Robotics (ISRACAS)
Robotics as a growth engine
Robotics in the semi-conductors industry
Robotics in agriculture
Chief Scientists forum: Is Robotics the new high-tech industry?
Can there be a unified approach to innovation?
Robotic vs. conventional surgery: lessons learned
A large international robotics exhibition
A showcase of the latest products of the Israeli robotics industry
New personal mobile robots for military applications
Robotic spine and brain surgery
A device that helps people rise from the wheelchair
The latest models of domestic robots
Demonstrations of robots used by the Israeli Army
Advances in industrial automation
Innovative projects and ideas seeking funding