International Festival of Robotics: for the second year in a row, Pisa will become a “RoboTown” from 27 September to 3 October 2018. Scientific and artistic events under the auspices of Sant’Anna School

“RoboTown” in Pisa is a festival of events on advanced robotics and automation systems. Events for people of all ages are being held up across the town, spanning public lectures, open labs, presentations, and cutting-edge robotics showcases. The festival will be held from September 27 to October 3, 2018 in the Tuscany “RoboTown”, a town devoted to research and technology. Its mission is to conduct high-quality research and to provide innovative solutions for policymakers and the public.

This inspiring event will highlight how robotics and automation are helping people to make life and work easier. The competitive advantage of the town is its high-skilled workers and excellent research institutions. Pisa has a long history of investments to move robotics, sensors, and automation technologies out of the lab and into the city.

The Festival 2017 has claimed record figures with more than 10,000 visitors. This year it confirms its engagement and partnerships to develop the research activities that have become pivotal to the local economy. The town technology-based economic foundations as a critical component of the national and global social mission have an active effort in leading robotics and automation in the service sector for the sake of human assistance. The multidisciplinary nature of Pisa’s academic research strengths is revealed through fields such as friendly robotics and biomedical engineering: friendly robots designed to help humans not to replace them.

Comune di Pisa, Provincia di Pisa, Università di Pisa, Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche di Pisa, Istituto di BioRobotica della Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Centro di Ricerca “E.Piaggio” dell’Università di Pisa, Centro di Eccellenza Endocas dell’Università di Pisa, Irccs Fondazione Stella Maris, Camera di Commercio, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana, and Fondazione Arpa have confirmed their partnership and joint commitment to the Robotics Festival 2018 event.