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ROBOTRONICA

QUT - Robotronica - Robotronica 2015

Robotronica 2015

18,000 people flocked to Gardens Point Campus with over 60 projects from local and international scientists. Showcasing some of the world's most spectacular robotics and interactive design, Robotronica is a celebration of innovation and an opportunity to glimpse the possibilities of the future. The festival features workshops, live demonstrations, performances and discussions that will inform, inspire and amaze.

Highlights from the 2015 Robotronica included Australian premier of the music performance Shimon Robot and friends from Georgia Tech, USA; a keynote lecture from the world's first government certified cyborg, artist/activist Neil Harbisson; a robot petting zoo, Super Box Friends, created by Melbourne based Cake Industries; a panel discussion on drones featuring Chad Nowak, a panel discussion from the winner of the first US National Drone Racing Championships in California; the Australian premier of the Hive, an innovative crowdsourcing video platform developed in partnership with Ars Electronica Futurelab, and Deep Blue and the Perff Bots, created in a ground-breaking collaboration across QUT's Faculties of Science and Engineering and Creative Industries.