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Smart Machines zone

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Event schedule details

Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 June


Event location details

Queens Tower Rooms, Sherfield Building

Imperial College London (main college entrance)

From robotic friends and revolutionary tech to green transport innovations and smarter AI, inside our Smart Machines zone you can explore how humans and machines will interface, interact and influence the future. ​

​In our cities of tomorrow, discover smart-road concepts and intelligent wheelchair technologies before driving around a virtual South Kensington where autonomous vehicles are the norm. You can then take to the skies with teams making green air travel and space exploration a reality. ​

After checking out all these new technologies and engineering marvels we hope you will be inspired to get creative yourself playing with LEGO robots and machines that can be taught to play games, before building your own 3D robot using recycled materials.

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Visitor information

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

This event has step-free access.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Family with under 7s
  • Exhibit
  • Performance
  • Workshop
A robotic hand holding human hand