Humans 2.0: Robotically Augmented People

A splayed left hand with a robotic digit attached

Event schedule details

Sunday 16 June


Event location details

The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

How robotics will impact disabled people's lives and allow exploration of new environments.

Robotics is helping to rehabilitate and increase human abilities in areas like mobility and stamina. Innovations in robotic devices, exoskeletons, and wearable tech aim to offer disabled people different perspectives and new experiences, as well as supporting humans more widely to access, inhabit and work safely in dangerous and extreme conditions.

What does the future hold for these technologies and the people they will become a part of? Join robotics experts working on a range of technologies to explore these topics in a live recording of the Robot Talk podcast.

Now in its fourth season, Robot Talk is funded by the Hamlyn Centre and covers all aspects of robotics research and innovation. It aims to engage and inspire people to understand, interact with, and pursue careers in robotics, and to boost the profile of robotics research in the UK and globally.

Visitor information

Talks and discussions are intended for an adult audience and are most suitable for ages 14+.

This event is part of the Flourishing Futures talk series, shown at location number 5 on the Festival Map. The talk has some advance tickets released to visitors but there will also be drop-in spaces on the day.

If you have an advance ticket, please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the start time. Your ticket gives you priority access, however, as this is a free event we overbook to help ensure a full event and your space may be reallocated. Early arrival reduces this risk.

The event has step-free access and a hearing loop system.

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Image: The Third Thumb, by Dani Clode Design / / @dani_clode

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A splayed left hand with a robotic digit attached