International Robotics Showcase 2019

In what has become the centrepiece of the UK Robotics Week (#RW19), the International Robotics Showcase is organised by the EPSRC UK-RAS Network and will take place at the Royal Geographical Society on Thursday 27th June 2019, 9.00am – 4.30pm.

We are thrilled to be hosting the International Robotics Showcase in London at the Royal Geographical Society this year. Now in its fourth year, the highlight event of our annual UK Robotics Week features an array of the latest robotic technologies, demos and the winner’s of this year’s Surgical and manufacturing Robotics Challenges, plus a keynote talk titled “The Deepest Dive” from Anthony Geffen, one of the world’s leading documentary film makers and a pioneer in multi-platform storytelling on how robotics have assisted humans to reach to the deepest place in the ocean – the Mariana Trench in the Pacific.

Tickets are: £155 (early bird discount £120 until 31st May 2019)
Student ticket rate: £95 (early bird discount £60 until 31st May 2019)

His talk will elucidate the filming challenges of exploring the deep ocean and the pioneering submersible during the Five Deeps expedition. The team developed new camera systems that could be mounted on the submersible, operate at up to 10,000m below sea level and work with robotic landers with camera systems; this allowed them to film Victor Vescovo’s record breaking dive (descending nearly 11km/7 miles to the deepest place in the ocean – the Pacific Ocean’s Mariana Trench). They also had to design new rigs that would go inside the submersible and capture every moment of the dives.

After the Five Deeps expedition is complete later this year, the plan is to pass the submersible onto science institutions so researchers can continue to use it. The challenges of exploring the deep ocean – even with robotic vehicles – has made the ocean trenches one of the last frontiers on the planet. Once thought to be remote, desolate areas, the deep-sea is teeming with life and exploration these areas is vital to new developments in many areas, e.g. climate science – there is growing evidence that ocean beds are carbon sinks, playing a role in regulating the Earth’s chemistry and climate.

We will also hosting an award ceremony for the winners of our School Robot Competition, as well as for the winners of the Surgical Robot Challenge and the Manufacturing Robot Challenge

International Robotics Showcase 2018

Register here.
Tickets are: £155 (early bird discount £120 until 31st May 2019)
Student ticket rate: £95 (early bird discount £60 until 31st May 2019)

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Full Price: £155 (Student: £95)
27th June 2019

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