View all

Robotics and Science Fiction

Green background with black and white robot logo

Event schedule details

Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Room G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building

Imperial College London (main college entrance)

Join a live recording of the Robot Talk Podcast to explore how much science fiction influences how we see the future of robotics – for good and for bad.

Could robots be our new best friends? Robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous machines have become a necessity for our future world but what are the implications of robots for society and how much influence does science fiction have on how we embrace our new friends?

Join robot enthusiast Dr Claire Asher for a live recording of the Robot Talk Podcast with Dr Glyn Morgan, curator of the Science Museum’s Science Fiction exhibition; and robotics researchers Prof Thrishantha Nanayakkara from Imperial College London, and Prof Bani Anvari from University College London, to explore how our intelligent friends from the world of science fiction match up with state-of-the art robotics and artificial intelligence reality.

Tap into your wildest imagination of ambitious science innovations as we take off on an adventurous and exciting interactive discussion about scientific advancements, robots and science fiction.

Explore the full range of talks from the Art of Science series

Visitor information

Book free advance tickets ahead of the Festival weekend to reserve your place at this event. There will also be drop-in spaces available on the day.

If you register to attend this talk, please arrive 10 minutes before the event begins. If you arrive after this time, your ticket may be reallocated.


To plan your visit, you can download a copy of the timed events schedule and map (pdf) or see the printed programme (pdf)

To attend the Festival, please make sure to register for free. Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates, a first look at the programme, and opportunities to book free tickets for popular events.

Register now for the Festival >

Event categories

  • Adults
  • Talks and tours
Green background with black and white robot logo