Established since 1988, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Robots and Systems Journal (IEEE/RSJ) International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) annually provides an international forum for the worldwide robotics community to explore the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and smart machines and to stimulate innovative ideas, exchange technological perspectives, and assess future directions in the field of intelligent robots and smart machines with a view to promote progress and prosperity for all nations.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the annual IEEE/RSJ IROS will take place in Vancouver, Canada. The IROS 2017 has received over 1,200 entries, which means a tight schedule for the next three days for the organizers.
Having “Friendly People, Friendly Robots” as their theme for this year, the event aims to let people know more about robots, especially since robots and humans are becoming increasingly integrated in various application domains. People work together in factories, hospitals, and households, and share the road. This collaborative partnership of humans and robots gives rise to new technological challenges and significant research opportunities in developing friendly robots that can work effectively with, for, and around people.
In the event, you can expect the best technical papers submitted, as well as a special Video Friday full of weird and amazing robots. The contributions have been in the form of photos, videos or other memorabilia. They have been organized, and are displayed at the Vancouver Convention Centre as well as through various social network tools: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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