Build a Robot Workshop

Illustration of robot arms

Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Smart Machines Zone, Queens Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building

Imperial College London

Design and build your own model mechanoid, recycled robot or cardboard drone that could make the world a better place.

Robots can make the world a better place in all sorts of ways – working hand in hand with humans to address a variety of global and local challenges.

For this artistic workshop, robotic designers and engineers from the UK Robotics and Autonomous System Network and Imperial College London's Robotics Postgrads Network and joind forces with creative workshop designer Katie Kennedy to challenge our Festival families to design and build a model robot using artistic and recycled materials. Design your own robot model to solve an important issue, address a critical problem or simply make life easier.

With real life roboticists (and real life robots) in attendance to answer your questions and inspire your own designs this is a great opportunity to get creative with a marvellous machine to make the world a better place.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event.

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop
Illustration of robot arms