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QUT - Robotronica - About


Robotronica is a biennial event revealing the latest advancements and innovations in the fields of robotics and interactive design.

The 2017 event attracted 22,000 visitors and featured the 2017 Australian Robowars Championships, international speakers Professor Ron Arkin and Dr Sarah Jane Pell and international exhibition Why future still needs us: AI and humanity at QUT Art Museum.

In 2015, over 18,000 flocked to QUT and over 60 projects were on display. QUT pulled together an all-star cast of robotics from local and international presenters including the world's first government-recognised cyborg – Neil Harbisson and Australian premier of the music performance Shimon Robot and friends.

In 2013, 10,000 people converged on QUT Gardens Point campus to catch a glimpse into society's robotic future. The event featured the Australian premiere of 'Spaxels' the Ars Electronica Futurelab's Quadcopter Swarm; Japan's leading roboticist Prof Hiroshi Ishiguro and his talking doppelganger Geminoid and Diamandini Robot.