“Will robots inherit the earth? Yes, but they will be our children.”
– Marvin Minsky, Scientific American, October 1994

Our science fiction dreams are becoming a reality: cyborgs walk the streets; we whisper secrets to Siri and Cortana, the baby-AI’s living in our pocket computers; cars drive themselves; humanoid robots guide shoppers in downtown Tokyo departments stores. These are not visions of the future, this is now, and there’s a lot more on the way.

FutureWorld will feature presentations and demos on the future of robotics and AI from creators, researchers, industrialists, and visionaries, with a focus on human-robot interaction, real-world impacts, challenges, and opportunities. Discover next generation AI interfaces, humanoid robots, autonomous vehicles, exoskeletons and more.

“Ready or not, the robots are coming. There will be cars driving themselves, with no steering wheel for us to grab. Delivery drones will maneuver around patio furniture and vegetable gardens to drop packages in backyards. Delivery carts on sidewalks will hum along, bringing pizza boxes to our front doors.”
– Matt McFarland, The Washington Post, Dec 18, 2015

Design thinking for robots and AI.

Collaboration between designers and engineers will shape the robot revolution. FutureWorld will help forge those connections, bringing roboticists out of their workshops to give attendees a glimpse of our future. Designers, engineers, inventors, technologists, researchers, entrepreneurs, and fans of the future should attend to get an inside view on what’s currently possible, what’s on the horizon, and how to help shape our future.

Join us for this inspiring day that will include 7 presentations, a panel conversation, and hands on demos.

“The best conversation I had was over forty million years ago… and that was with a coffee machine.” – Marvin the Paranoid Android, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Douglas Adams, 1982

Event Partner

The RIIFT is building a public festival of our AI powered robot future. Featuring artists, industrialists, researchers, and visionaries, the RIIFT will introduce people to the robots and autonomous systems that will soon be part of our everyday lives.