Build a BodyBot

Flat lay of toys made from recycled materials on a white background

Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

Queen's Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building, Imperial College London

Ever heard of a robot that’s as small as a human hair? Did you know that robots can change their shape to enter our bodies? Or that they can feel flexible and squashy? Welcome to the world of BodyBots!

Let’s get tiny and technical as we learn how these clever robots treat diseases and assist in surgery inside us. For this artistic workshop, biomedical researchers at Imperial College London have partnered with mixed media artist Woo Jin Joo to give you the opportunity to create your very own BodyBot buddy.

Using recycled textiles to design and make your bot, you will see that robots really do come in all shapes and sizes, but each and every one helps humans to flourish. To help inspire your daring designs, there will be demonstrations of the materials used to build real fibre-robots, as well as displays of robotic kits and more.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event that is most suitable for ages 6+. The event has step-free access.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family (ages 5+)
  • Young People (13-25)
  • Workshop
Flat lay of toys made from recycled materials on a white background