Robotica: Festival of Futurism



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
What's On

Experience the cool and quirky with a huge range of robotics and tech activations at Robotica: Festival of Futurism.

What will life be like alongside robots? Robotics and technology already play a major role supporting us today – but imagine changes to our everyday lives in near-future, or even tomorrow!

From 10am–3pm, Scienceworks will open its doors to a wide range of collaborators and exhibitors and together host a tech expo featuring interactive robotics, technology, VR, challenges, makerspaces, exhibits, a range of speakers and a DJ!


Sustainable technology champion Dianne McGrath joins us as keynote speaker for Robotica: Festival of Futurism! Passionate about sustainable food systems, Dianne conducts research and has consulted extensively on the development of tech solutions that harness big data to solve complex real world problems. Dianne is also a shortlisted astronaut candidate for the Mars One mission, with hopes to model the use of sustainable tech systems on another planet.

More special talks also to be announced soon!


Think Ahead exhibition

Imagine how advances in science and technology will change the way we live in the Think Ahead exhibition. With more than 200 objects from the past, the present and the speculative future, this exhibition blends technology with hands-on experiences.

Highlights include:

  • The GM Holden En-V electric concept car
  • CSIRAC, the world's oldest intact first-generation electronic computer
  • The first da Vinci Surgical Robot System installed and utilized in Australia
  • Engage in interactive displays to design future transport, sustainable homes and even a future you!

Other programming

Also witness high-voltage technology in the Lightning Room, see the unseen at our Beyond Perception exhibition, experience the awesome Earthlight: Lunar Hub VR experience and navigate an obstacle course with Sphero Rollbots. Did we mention the Museum of the Moon will be on display?

This event is most suitable for adults, teens and families with older children aged 12+, but all are welcome.