2° International Robotics Festival

The second edition of the International Robotics Festival will be held in Pisa, Italy, from September 27th to October 3rd. Many topics will be debated during the event and many will be the locations involved around the city. Keep in touch to stay updated and discover the program of the International Robotics Festival 2018.

Topics already defined for this edition of the Festival are:

  • Furtherity or dematerialization? Ancient textures and modern codes for robotic and cybernetic technologies
  • Technology and robotics in architecture and urban planning
  • Cyber-Prosthetics. Be the Bots. Social and emotional robotics. Marine robotics
  • Ethical, social, economic implications of robotics
  • RoBoLaw: robotics and legal regulation
  • Robotics in major surgery
  • Robotics in surgical specialties with particular reference to robotic microsurgery in ophthalmology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology; vascular surgery (including lymphatic vessels), transplantation (including bench surgery), odontology and stomatology
  • Technology and robotics in pain therapy
  • Technology and robotics in radiotherapy
  • New technologies and surgical simulation
  • The role of Nurse and Technicians in the Management of Technologies
  • Robotics in rehabilitation
  • Technological innovation in Arrhythmology
  • Importance of technologies in Humanitarian Cooperation
  • Robotics in recreational boating for able-bodied and disabled people
  • Automation and robotics in geothermal energy. Green Economy
  • Technology and robotics in the restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage (painting, sculpture, musical instruments et al.). Technology and robotics in the restoration of the Triumph of Death of the Monumental Camposanto in the Cathedral of Pisa. Technology and robotics in the restoration of the Roman ships of Pisa. Robotics in Archeology and Paleopathology.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
  • “Emotional” interaction between man and horse, between man and dog: study of the “affinity of the binomial” through non-invasive biotechnologies (biosensoristics)
  • Sport. Robotics for the able-bodied sportsman and for the disabled. Football of the Future, the future of football: between devices and algorithms
  • Industry. The excellence of Italian industrial robotics. Perspectives and opportunities.
  • Investor Day. Full day dedicated to the meeting of financial and industrial investors with the best research and production companies in Italy, Tuscany and in particular of the Pisan Area (university laboratories, Spin Off, srl)
  • Circular Economy
  • Robotics and the implications on the labor market: analysis and perspectives
  • Importance of technology in tourism and disability.
  • Drones and acrobatics into the aviary


The International Robotics Festival will organize educational robotics workshops designed for T-TOUR schools, within the Internet Festival (from 11 to 14 October 2018 in Pisa), for a common commitment in favor of teaching that facilitates and optimizes the involvement of students, teachers and all those who want to deepen their knowledge in this field or confront for the first time with the scenarios of the future.


The main location of the Festival will be the Arsenali Repubblicani and the Stazione Leopolda, the Teatro Verdi, the Polo Universitario le Benedettine, the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, the Navicelli, the Opera della Primaziale Pisana, the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa, the ENEL Research Center of Pisa, the Pisana Industrial Union, the Domus Mazziniana, the Officine Garibaldi, the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Nature Park, the Puccini Theater of Torre del Lago, the Piaggio Foundation of Pontedera, the Torre Guelfa della Cittadella of Pisa, the Museum of Ancient Ships of Pisa with the Shipyard of Ancient Ships and the Center of Restoration of Wet Woods




27 september Opening, Verdi Theatre
28 september Researchers’ Night, artistic offerings for the various venues
29 september (6 pm)
Concerto LOLA, Aula Magna della Sapienza, Università di Pisa
29 september (9 pm)
ROBOTopera, Puccini Festival Torre del Lago
30 september Concert with Mazzini’s Guitar, Domus Mazziniana
1 october (6 pm)   Concert of ancient instruments, Domus Mazziniana
1 october (9 pm)   Totentanz of F. Liszt, Monumental Camposanto in the Cathedral of Pisa
 2 october
Little “Don Cristobal” Opera, Gipsoteca
 3 october
Closing concert with Andrea Bocelli and Maria Luigia Borsi, Verdi Theatre

Further topics are being defined