The event will include an interactive ROBO-EXHIBITION involving around 40 of the most interesting and technologically advanced robots and robotic technologies from around the world, as well as an international ROBO-FORUM dedicated to innovation, investments in science, and engineering studies.
ROBO-FORUM 2014, which will be held from 15–18 May, will host more than 20 leading international and Russian robotics experts, as well as futurologists, neuroscientists, industrial designers, and journalists. Key experts will include: Professor Jun-Ho Oh, creator of the Hubo robot; Giorgio Metta, developer of the humanoid robot iCub; Mun Sang Kim, Director of the Centre for Intelligent Robotics at the Korea Institute of Technology; Alexander Kaplan, Head of the Neurophysiology and Neurocomputing Interfaces Laboratory in the Biology Faculty of Moscow State University and Vladimir Konishev, CEO of the «Neyrobotiks» company. Experts in the field of design will also participate in the Forum.
ROBO-FORUM 2014 will mainly focus on the future of robotics and robots in the Russian market. The Forum will include a series of public lectures and discussions on the subject of robotics, design and artificial intelligence. Admission to the Forum is free but as the number of seats is limited registration is mandatory.
At the same time, from 15 May Artplay will also host ROBOT BALL under the auspices of the All-Russian Science Festival. ROBOT BALL is an interactive exhibition that will feature the most advanced robots and robotic technologies from around the world, which both children and adults will enjoy. Among the exhibits will be the interactive life sized humanoid robot Thespian from England, which is one of the world’s most technologically advanced robots today; the intelligent industrial robot Baxter; robot-android NAO, which is one of the most popular robots used in laboratories and universities around the world; the blind robot, the robot-painter and many others.
Interactive and educational programmes linked to the event will allow visitors to become real engineers for the day and master basic skills in design, programming and building robots in a real Robolaboratory with 3D-printers.