A showcase of robotics for academia, industry and the public

The International Robotics Showcase will be part of the International Business Festival this year, and this will be held on Thursday 21st June 2018 at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, L3 4FP

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Programme - click here to download pdf version 




 Welcome and Introduction
 Prof. Guang-Zhong Yang, Chairman, EPSRC UK-RAS Network


 Professor Philip Nelson, Executive Chair, EPSRC




 National Centre for Nuclear Robotics
 Professor Rustam Stolkin


 The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Nuclear (RAIN)
 Professor Malcolm Joyce, Lancaster University 






 Offshore Robotics for Certification of Assets (ORCA)
 Professor David Lane, Heriot-Watt UNiversity


 Future AI and Roboticxs for Space (FAIR-SPACE)
 Professor Yang Gao, Surry University




 Professor Tom Duckett, Lancaster University & Professor Bruce Grieve, Manchester University


 Urban Automation & Transport
 Professor Simon Marvin, Sheffield UNiversity


 Complete Edition of all White Papers 
 Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, UK-RAS Network 




 Robotics & Ageing Lecture
 Prof. Kerstin Dautehahn, University of Hertfordshire


 How to identify opportunities for new Robotics Start-Ups
 Dr. Mark Hammond, Director, Deep Science Ventures




 MediaCity Film Challenge
 Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani


 Health & Social Care Challenge
 Dr. Stephen Potter, Sheffield University


 Surgery & Global Health Challenge
 Dr. Robert Merrifield






 Sir Mark Walport, Chief Exectuive Officer, UK Research & Innovation (UKRI)


 Discussion and Conclusion


The festival at a glance:

The festival will host more than 50 major global events and conferences, in addition to their core programme. A world of business opportunity, potential connections and thousands of sector specific delegates. 

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Highlights of Robotics Week 2017 Exhibition:


Registration will open soon for the International Robotics Showcase, the pinnacle event of UK Robotics Week 2018. 

The full-day programme includes exclusive talks by world-renowned experts in science and technology, panel discussions, exhibitions, robot demonstrations and an award ceremony for competition winners demonstrating cutting edge robotics innovation.

  • Exciting demonstrations of cutting edge robotics technology;

  • Lively discussion and debate, covering ethical, legal and economic impacts of Robotics and AI;

  • The release of several new White Papers, covering the current research landscape in:
    • Resilient Infrastructure Robotics  
    • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
    • Robotics for Emergency Response, Disaster Relief and Resilience
    • Robotics in Social Care: A Connected Care EcoSystem for Independent Living

The day also offers academics, industry, government organisations and the public, the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating and diverse exhibits by our sponsors, as well as provide a lively forum for discussion and discovery of some of the latest technological developments and research challenges in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

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Comments from past delegates - 

David Marcroft

“The speakers showed energy and swiftness and I was very happy with the morning presentations. The talks covered a wide range of robotic applications which we will see more of in the future and the practical demonstrations were very interesting”

Oleksandr Skrypnyk

“I feel like International Robotics Showcase met its goals in a spectacular fashion”

“It was a magnificent event and I look forward to attending it next year”