Aberystwyth Robotics Week 2020
20-26th June, 2020
We are celebrating UK Robotics Week with a range of events and activities for all ages throughout the week.
Unfortunately we are not able to host the existing face to face activites. However, we are currently developing a series of alternative events and activies based on the initial schedule. Please check back here for updates.
For UK Robotics Week, we are planning a week-long programme of events that celebrate Aberystwyth University's research and outreach work in robotics.
|Monday||Film and Panel|
|Wednesday||The Robot Olympics (Primary)|
|Thursday||The Robot Olympics (Secondary)|
Date: 24 and 25th June 2020
Location: Ceredigion Museum and Aberystwyth University
Engineer a robot to take part in our robotics challenges.
A competition for teams from local primary and secondary schools - if your school wants to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 23/06/20 16:00-18:00
Location: Ceredigion Museum (TBC)
Craft your own model robot from whatever parts you can find in our scrapheap of paper, pens, and craft supplies.
This is a family drop-in workshop suitable for humans from ages 5-105, £1 per robot.
From Fiction to Reality
Date: 22/06/20 16:00-21:00
Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Showing of a film addressing issues related to robotics. The screening will take place in the Arts Centre cinema, followed by a panel discussion.
As part of UK Robotics week 2019, Aberystwyth University presents “From Fiction to Reality”; a film and panel night, showing Chappie, with an opportunity to ask the experts about the latest developments in AI and Robotics. Panel members will be available in the theatre bar afterwards for further questions.
6.00pm - 8.00pm: Showing of Film 'Chappie' in the Cinema
8.00pm - 9.00pm: Expert Panel talking about the film and taking questions.
9.00pm onwards: Discussion continues informally in Theatre Bar.
Dr Patricia Shaw
Expert in Humanoid Robotics and Developmental AI
Outreach coordinator for the Institute of Maths, Physics and Computer Science
Date: 20/06/20 10:00-16:00
Location: Aberystwyth Bandstand
Spend the day at the beach with the robots and humans from the Aberystwyth Robotics Club!
More details to be confirmed
Write a short story on one of the following topics:
Design a Robot
|Create a poster displaying your design for a robot with a brief description of its skills. For example, your robot could be:
All entries must include Name, Age, and email contact.
Prizes will be awarded in the following age categories:
- Under 5 yrs old
- 5-7 yrs old
- 8-10 yrs old
- 11-13 yrs old
- 14-16 yrs old
- 17+ yrs old
Submit your Work
To enter the Short Story and Design Competition, you should email your story or poster (as a PDF) to email@example.com by 1st June 2020
Winners will be announced on Monday 15th June 2020
Prizes will be awarded at Beach Lab on Saturday 20th June 2020
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