Events and Opportunities

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Past Events

NWG Innovation Festival

The National Robotarium hosted a unique robotics-themed design sprint at the Northumbrian Water Group Innovation Festival, held at Newcastle Racecourse in July 2023. Alongside co-hosts Virgin Media O2 Business, we worked alongside attendees from a wide range of backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions to challenges facing the water and utilities sectors.


Former ISS astronaut and current CEO of XPRIZE, Anousheh Ansari delivered the keynote address at ‘Robotics Automation and AI – pushing the frontiers of human potential’, a special event held in January 2023. The event, co-hosted by National Robotarium residents Touchlab Ltd., was attended by over 180 academic and industry professionals with many keen to share ideas to develop the use of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence for different industries, including the space sector.


The rECOver group collider event, held in June 2023, brought together scientists, lawyers, sociologists, policymakers and engineers to explore the use of robotics for a more sustainable future. The event brought a unique opportunity to analyse topics, including mineral acquisition and mining, recycling, and the circular economy, from the technological, regulatory and social and economic perspectives.

8 April: Two Truths and a Robot Lie – Edinburgh Science Festival 2024

 Two Truths and a Robot Lie is an exploration into deception,…

OLTER Test & Certification Workshop – 23 October 2023

Offshore robotics is on the brink of transforming industries…

Robotics + Care Mashup event to improve independent living

Innovators, healthcare experts, students and scientists converged…

New partnership with BE-ST launched at construction robotics event at the National Robotarium

Representatives from the built environment, construction, trade,…
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Trust in robots explored at the National Robotarium for Edinburgh Science Festival

Selfies with robots, brain-controlled drones and a quadruped…
A robot dog can be viewed on a man's phone during a live demonstration

VIDEO: Heriot-Watt staff open day at the National Robotarium

The National Robotarium, the UK’s leading centre for robotics…
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8th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards launched at the National Robotarium

The eighth Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards has opened for…


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