The IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is being hosted in Detroit, Michigan. IROS is one of the largest conferences in the disciplines of robotics and this year's theme is “The Next Generation of Robotics”. The IROS organizers are particularly interested in highlighting the contributions of younger researchers and exciting, interdisciplinary applications of robotics.
To coincide with this conference, we are curating an art exhibition titled “Artificial Horizons: Exploring Alternative Robotic Futures''. This exhibition will examine how emerging technologies in automation, robotics, and AI are impacting culture and society. We aim to center personal, cultural, and political narratives of artists and designers from Michigan. We hope that the poetic, engaging, and thought-provoking artworks in this exhibition raise important ethical, social and cultural concerns at the intersection of technology, art, and design.