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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.



Conference Highlights


Distinguished Speakers:

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


Thematic Tracks

Medical Robotics (ISRACAS)

Robotics Education


Invited sessions


Robotics as a growth engine

Autonomous vehicles

Robotics in the semi-conductors industry

Robotics in agriculture


Panel discussions

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  


Important dates

Submission of abstract

July 19, 2013

Notification of acceptance

Mid August, 2013

Final submission of abstract/paper

September 15, 2013

Early registration

Before October 10, 2013

Conference dates

November 19-20, 2013

Call for Papers