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Festival of Robotics: from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, the science popularization event returns to Pisa, with the participation of the Scuola Sant'Anna, which presents its challenges and results, including on AI, to the broad public

Scheduled seminars, debates, film screenings, interactive demos: program previews and dates of events in cities across Tuscany, before and after the event in the city of the "leaning tower"

Publication date: 21.05.2024
Festival della Robotica 2023
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The 2024 edition of the Festival of Robotics, the science popularization event that aims to present challenges, results and applications in robotics and artificial intelligence in Pisa from Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, is approaching, attracting the attention of a wide and transversal audience, with special attention to students, as early as elementary school. All the events of the Festival of Robotics provide free admission, according to the indications made known from time to time, and will be hosted in numerous locations, easily reached on foot and by public transportation from Pisa's train stations.

The Festival of Robotics, organized by the Tech Care Foundation, is supported by the Regione Toscana, the Tuscan Regional Council, the City of Pisa, the University of Pisa, Sant'Anna School, Scuola Normale Superiore, the National Research Council, the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Pisana, the Pisa Foundation, which has confirmed its contribution for this edition as well, and the Arpa Foundation, in addition to companies, organizations, and trade associations from the cities involved in the events that anticipate or follow the "three days" in Pisa.

Pisa, with its approximately ninety thousand inhabitants, becomes robotown, thanks to one of the world's highest concentrations of universities, research centers and a very rich entrepreneurial tissue. For 2024, the sectors that represent the backbone of the Festival of Robotics are confirmed to be art, culture, cinema, medicine, engineering, economics, with the addition of sea and oenology. In all contexts, the Festival presents results and ambitions of research in innovation declined as robotics and artificial intelligence, with the intention of helping people in numerous aspects of daily life.

From Friday, May 24 to Sunday, May 26, the Festival of Robotics will be hosted in Pisa, in the venues of Stazione Leopolda, Arsenali Repubblicani, Cinema Arsenale, Canale dei Navicelli and Unione Industriale Pisana. A packed program will open with two events: the first, on the afternoon of Friday, May 24, will be a public debate on the major issues of security, peace, ecological sustainability, and work in the age of robots; the other, in the evening, will consist of an exhibition of wearable robotic technologies for everyday life and sports.

The program of the Festival of Robotics, in Pisa, is likely to capture the attention of a wide audience, consisting of both insiders and people who want to learn more about the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence as it becomes increasingly pervasive in society. Engineering, medicine, surgery, industry, culture, cinema (with the Pisa Robot Film Festival), ethics, education (with Educational Robotics Workshops aimed at schoolchildren), art, and agriculture are the thematic sessions of the three-day Festival in Pisa, enlivened by seminars, lectures, screenings, meetings with schools, and interactive demonstrations.

There are numerous guests, such as Oussama Khatib, Full Professor at Stanford University, considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of robotics, who is expected at the Festival on the afternoon of Saturday, May 25, at the Arsenale Cinema in Pisa, to participate in and comment on the screening of the docu-film "OceanRace," together with Antonio Bicchi, Full Professor at the University of Pisa, and Paolo Dario, Professor Emeritus of the Sant'Anna School.

To learn about the updated program please visit (only italian language).

Cover photo: an event from the previous edition of the Festival of Robotics, at the "Stazione Leopolda", in Pisa.