Rob | Arch 2024: Call for Papers

The growing presence of robotics in art, research, design, and construction has changed the way we practice and think through our tools. Since 2012, when the first ROB|ARCH conference was held, the role of robotics in creative practices and manufacturing industries has grown, shifted, and evolved. Robots are no longer a shiny novelty restricted to niche research proposals but are now a fundamental technical tool for interfacing between digital and physical worlds.

Any practice involving robotics engages multiple realms of knowledge and discourse, requiring an intuitive ability to manage interdependent parameters. As these knowledge-making practices are further encoded and augmented by other intelligences, ROB|ARCH 2024 seeks to reflect on interdependence: both between the parameters that define our work and in the new relationships we must build.

Papers submitted to Beyond Optimization should aim to respond to these questions—or pose their own.


Submission Details

  • Call announced – June 13, 2023
  • Submissions due – September 15, 2023
  • Notification – December 1, 2023
  • Conference – May 24-25, 2024

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When Submissions due: Friday, September 15