Robotica: Festival of Futurism at Scienceworks Museum
Robots are all around us, but to date their impact on our lives has been largely invisible (unless you’ve been watching videos of cats riding around on Roombas). Now Scienceworks is highlighting the role robotics will play in our future with Robotica: Festival of Futurism, a mind-expanding expo from 10am to 3pm on Saturday March 2. There’ll be interactive robotics, virtual reality, makerspaces, and a range of guests talking about the advances in our future.
The keynote speaker will be sustainable technology champion Dianne McGrath. She’ll be talking about sustainable food systems, tech solutions that use big data to solve real world problems, and her journey to becoming a shortlisted astronaut candidate for the Mars One mission.
There’s also the Think Ahead exhibition, combining items from the past, present and various speculative futures to give an idea of just how far we’ve come – and how much further we’ll go. Check out GM Holden’s EN-V electric concept car, CSIRAC (the world's oldest surviving first-generation electronic computer), and the first ever da Vinci Surgical Robot System used in Australia.
Visitors will also get the chance to witness high voltage technology in the Lightning Room, peer beyond the visible spectrum at the Beyond Perception exhibition, enter a new world with the Earthlight: Lunar Hub VR experience, navigate an obstacle course with Sphero Rollbots, and see the lunar surface up close at the Museum of the Moon.
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