Abstracts from global robotics experts are sought by Robotic Industries Association (RIA) for inclusion in the 42nd International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) and Automate 2011 Conference slated for March 21-24, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The ISR will cover a wide range of topics related to industrial robotics, emerging/service robots, robotics research, machine vision and motion control technologies. RIA's organizing committee has published a preliminary agenda at the website below. At this site you also will find a link to the abstract submission form, details on the Automate 2011 trade show, and other information about what is North America's broadest automation solutions show. International speakers, exhibitors, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit the International Lounge, a special area set-up by the U.S. Department of Commerce to cater to the needs of international visitors.