Call for Applications


We are excited to announce that Robot Lab Live is returning in 2022!

Following on from the success of the UK’s first mass online robotics livestream this year, which reached over 4,000 viewers on YouTube, we are seeking applications from UK research groups to take part in the livestream event in June 2022.

Have you got an exciting idea for how to engage members of the public in your cutting-edge research? This is your opportunity to show off your fully operational robotic system, or demonstrate your latest research innovations, and most importantly – to share your enthusiasm and expertise with the world!

This two-hour livestream event will feature multiple teams across the UK simultaneously demonstrating their latest research to members of the public on YouTube. We’re looking for unusual, exciting, interactive, relatable, thought-provoking demos from UK-RAS Network Members.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on 27th January

Info Webinar: If you would like to find out more or ask questions, we are running an information webinar at 2pm on Wednesday the 12th January.


What We’re Looking For:

What We’re Offering:

Key Dates:


Suggested Format:

Robot Lab Live teams will have two hours to show-off their research to our YouTube audiences. We expect that the majority of teams will design a 12-15 minute demo, which they will repeat four times during the live event, with time for audience questions and breaks for the demonstrators (see example schedule below). However, not all demos will fit this pattern, and we will consider creative demo ideas provided that they last for the entire 2-hour event.

Example Schedule:
3.55pm – Start of livestream – holding slide
4.00pm – First presentation of demo
4.15pm – Audience questions / interaction
4.25pm – Break – holding slide
4.30pm – Second presentation of demo
4.45pm – Audience questions / interaction
4.55pm – Break – holding slide
5.05pm – Third presentation of demo
5.20pm – Audience questions / interaction
5.30pm – Break – holding slide
5.35pm – Fourth presentation of demo
5.50pm – Audience questions / interaction
6.00pm – Event ends – holding slide


Find out More:

For more information, please read our Guidance for Applicants (includes a detailed FAQ).
If you have any other questions, please contact Karina Zakri Aashamar (k.aashamar@imperial.ac.uk).