Weekend Warriors Robots

Robots

10:00am Saturday 21st July 2012 - 5:00pm Sunday 22nd July 2012 at Leeds


SATURDAY 21 & SUNDAY 22 JULY

Calling Robot-Nuts and Tech-Heads of all ages – watch out for the robot invasion!
Come and discover robots of all shapes and sizes plus special appearances, demonstrations, games, films and displays.

Don’t miss the battling robots in the brilliant Robots Live show on Sunday.

LIVE DEMOS * PLAY * BUILD * EXPLORE * HAVE A GO

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS

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SATURDAY 21 JULY

KENNY BAKER

Personal appearance by actor Kenny Baker who played R2D2 in the Star Wars movies.

11am – 12noon

STAR WARS – 501ST LEGION OF STORMTROOPERS

Appearances and photo opportunities throughout the day.

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS ROBOTICS DEPARTMENT

Meet the experts behind the amazing Wormbot and find out about the science of robotics.

Displays all day

KONAMI

Free playable demo pods from the cutting-edge producer and publisher of video and computer games for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Plus demos of Konami Metal Gear Solid and other games.

All day

HONDA ASIMO

Film show and information about the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

TALKS & DISCUSSION GROUPS

Robotics Applications and Career Opportunities

1pm – 2pm Saturday July 21st
Bury Theatre.

A talk by Professor Ian Robertson, Head of the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Leeds University.

DISPLAYS

Displays and characters from your favourite games and films – Alien vs Predator, Konami Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake, Iron Man (replica suit), plus real and fantasy weapons featured in the best-selling video games.

FILMS

MILITARY ROBOTS AND THE FUTURE OF WAR

In this powerful TED Talk video, American political scientist, P W Singer, shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction that now may not be so fictitious.

WALL-E (U)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios)

Family film show throughout the day

LIVE DEMOS * PLAY * BUILD * EXPLORE * HAVE A GO

SUNDAY 22 JULY

ROBOTS LIVE!

Shows at 12pm, 1.30pm & 3pm

Don’t miss this action–packed robotic combat show! As seen on BBC TV.

Formed in the wake of the hit TV show ‘Robot Wars’, Robots Live gave a new lease of life to robots Behemoth, Big Nipper, Terror Hurtz, Storm II and many more, showcasing them at live events across the country to provide the highest quality family entertainment.

40 minute battling robot show Click this button to buy tickets from our online shop

  • Adults: £5
  • U16: £3

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS ROBOTICS DEPARTMENT

Meet the experts behind the amazing Wormbot and find out about the science of robotics.

Displays all day

KONAMI

Free playable demo pods from the cutting-edge producer and publisher of video and computer games for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. Plus demos of Konami Metal Gear Solid and other games.

All day

HONDA ASIMO

Film show and information about the world’s most advanced humanoid robot.

TALKS & DISCUSSION GROUPS

The Proliferation of Robots in Warfare and the Automation of Death

12noon – 1pm Sunday July 22nd
Bury Theatre

A talk by Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Sheffield University

THE ETHICS OF ROBOTS IN WARFARE

2pm-3pm Sunday July 22nd
Bury Theatre.

Discussion panel on “The Ethics of Robot Wars” featuring Noel Sharkey (University of Sheffield), Jamie Sefton (Game Republic), Ian Robertson (University of Leeds), Kevin MacNish (PhD Student, University of Leeds) and Trevor Weston (National Firearms Centre).

DISPLAYS

Displays and characters from your favourite games and films – Alien vs Predator, Konami Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake, Iron Man (replica suit), plus real and fantasy weapons featured in the best-selling video games.

FILMS

MILITARY ROBOTS AND THE FUTURE OF WAR

In this powerful TED Talk video, American political scientist, P W Singer, shows how the widespread use of robots in war is changing the realities of combat. He shows us scenarios straight out of science fiction that now may not be so ficticious.

WALL-E (U)

In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios)

Family film show throughout the day

LIVE DEMOS * PLAY * BUILD * EXPLORE * HAVE A GO

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