Tech Zone

A robotic hand holding human hand

Event schedule details

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June


Event location details

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

From micro-bots to smarter AI and revolutionary MedTech, discover how magnificent machines are working to propel mankind into a flourishing future. Plug yourself into our Tech Zone as you explore some of our tantilising gadgets and gizmos!

How do towns evolve as our environment changes? Show us how you would re-design a local London hotspot to best suit the community, before driving around a virtual South Kensington where autonomous vehicles are the norm. Fancy yourself more as a fearless explorer? Have a go at deep-sea diving or collecting samples in space, as you transport yourself to some of the most remote environments and undergo perilous missions from the comfort of the Festival. Check out some of the latest medical marvels in prosthetics, wearables helping to keep our health in-check and revelatory medical treatments that will help us all live long and prosper as populations grow. 

Don’t forget to come and greet some of our robot friends as they demonstrate how they help us in all walks of life. From household assistance and supporting industry to tiny robots that are used in our bodies to treat illnesses, there is a robot for everybody in our RoboRoom! After learning about these new technologies and engineering triumphs, we hope you'll be inspired to get creative yourself by building a MiniBot with our robotic kits and creating your own soft BodyBot using recycled textile materials.

Visitor information

This is a drop in event. Our Festival Zones are themed spaces packed full of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and creative workshops. Explore all Festival Zones

This event has step-free access.

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Event categories

  • Adults
  • Family (ages 5+)
  • Young People (13-25)
  • Exhibit
  • Workshop
A robotic hand holding human hand