Our Selection Of The Best Robotics Events To Attend In 2018

POSTED BY   Michele Baker
5th March 2018
The Best Robotics Events To Attend In 2018 | TDMB Tech

Updated 05/03/18

There are hundreds of Robotics events to attend in 2018 across the world. We have sought high and low to find the very best events, from the very large to the very small, for you to put into your 2018 Robotics events calendar. We’ve broken our list up into UK Robotics events, European Robotics events, and those in the USA, Canada, Asia, Africa, and Australia. As we come across more, we’ll add them to the list, so if you have any suggestions, do please let us know and we’ll get them in there.

To help you navigate this (rather long!) list, please use our easy to navigate links below to get to your geographical region easily:


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Best Robotics Events To Attend in 2018 – UK


Develop A Successful Robotic Startup Company Today! Bristol

March – July (Multiple Dates)

Location:  Bristol

Cost: $104.59 – $517.09

Event Type: Workshops

What It’s All About:

Always wanted to start a tech startup? Now we have a complete blueprint for you start your own Robotic Tech Startup. During our tech startup program you will learn and navigate through tools, software, hardware, platforms, resources, projects, processes, methods and strategies to penetrate your own Robotic Tech Startup into the market.

Develop A Successful Robotic Startup Company Today! London

March – July (Multiple Dates)

Location:  London

Cost: $104.59 – $517.09

Event Type: Workshops

What It’s All About:

Always wanted to start a tech startup? Now we have a complete blueprint for you start your own Robotic Tech Startup. During our tech startup program you will learn and navigate through tools, software, hardware, platforms, resources, projects, processes, methods and strategies to penetrate your own Robotic Tech Startup into the market.

CX Marketing Summit 2018


Location:  Victoria Park Plaza, London, SW1V 1EQ

Cost: £714 – £3,594

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

Our case study and high-level networking-driven CX Marketing Summit will examine in detail the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing the marketing community against a background of rapid advances in technologies – from Advanced Analytics and Biometrics through to Virtual and Augmented Reality, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

AI & Robotics Directors Forum – Business Transformation


Location:  The Shard, 32 London Bridge Rd, SE1 9SG

Cost: £178.80

Event Type: Networking/Conference

What It’s All About:

The AI & Robotics event series is focused on technology’s potential to transform business performance. Leaders from every industry sector attend our events to stay up to date with AI developments that will help them compete effectively, create agile businesses and maximise workforce effectiveness.

Our events focus on the three things that matter most:

  • Science: Latest developments in AI and robotics and where they might take us.
  • Business: Case studies from the real world – from business improvement to transformation and the creation of new business models.
  • Work: How the workplace is being reshaped by smart humans and smart technology working in collaboration.

Our first event of 2018 is the Business Transformation Directors’ Forum. Join strategists and senior decision makers across core business functions, including innovation, transformation, finance, supply chain HR and IT.

Future Tech Now & Virtual Reality Show (VR) – Whole Section Devoted to Robotics and AI

05/04/2018 – 07/04/2018

Location:  Business Design Centre, London, N1

Cost: £13.15 – £216.77

Event Type: Expo

What It’s All About:

Future Tech Now & Virtual Reality Show bring together the key players from the immersive technology, robotics, wearables and AI ecosystems, and is set to be the UK‘s most influential Future Technology event of 2018.

The show plays host to over ten major Show Feature areas (where attendees can get hands-on with the technology) a show floor of exhibitors, a demonstration arena and two stages where we’ll be digging deep into real-world applications and case studies.

RIBA North London Architects Group Presents: Robotics: The Role Of AI In Architects And Fabrication


Location:  RIBA, 76 Portland Place, City Of Westminster, W1B 1NT

Cost: £5

Event Type: Talk and Networking

What It’s All About:

Robotics and artificial intelligence represent the next cutting-edge technology to transform the fields of architecture and design.

The past decade’s surge towards more computationally defined building systems and highly adaptable open-source design software has left the field ripe for the integration of robotics either through large-scale building fabrication or through more intelligent/adaptive building systems.

This talk presented by Mike Wilson from ABB Robotics will outline the current innovations relating to the use of industrial robot automation in architecture and construction to provoke discussion on other opportunities that could be of benefit to the architecture sector. This will be followed by an opportunity to network.

Saved By Tech 2018 – The Conference For Future Technology

06/06/2018 – 07/06/2018

Location:  Paintsworks Event Space, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

Cost: £89.67

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The conference will be a melting pot of inspiring technologies including: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Virtual & Augmented Reality, Quantum Computing, and BLOCKERCON (www.blockercon.com) for Blockchain tech!

With a global lineup of speakers who are pioneering innovation in tomorrow’s technology, disrupting and improving the world around us, SBT will once again bring the future to Europe in June 2018.

If you’re interested in exhibiting or supporting SavedByTech 2018, check out the Mediapack at www.sbtmediapack.com

Your SavedByTech ticket includes an action-packed two days, plus Huddle Summit networking on the first evening and the BLOCKERCON conference on day 2 for all things blockchain!

Wonder Women Tech’s 2nd London International Conference


Location:  PLEXAL Technology Innovation Centre, 14 East Bay Lane, The Press Centre, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GW

Cost: £0 – £169.61

Event Type: Conference / Seminars

What It’s All About:

Wonder Women Tech is an ecosystem that explores the intersectionality of being human within steam industries.

Wonder Women Tech’s mission is to highlight, celebrate and educate women and the underrepresented in STEAM industries. We create conferences, events, workshops and initiatives where we bring together changemakers, pioneers, innovators, and high-level speakers and attendees to explore ideas, discussions, and solutions for women and the underrepresented to succeed and thrive. We seek to ‘disrupt the conference model’ and create a shift in diversity and inclusion within STEAM industries by offering revolutionary content and impactful discussions that will further the development of women, girls and the underrepresented as innovators.

International Robotics Showcase 2018


Location:  ECL, Liverpool, L3 4DQ

Cost: £50.99 – £88.79

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The full-day programme includes exclusive talks by world-renowned experts in science and technology, panel discussions, exhibitions, robot demonstrations and an award ceremony for competition winners demonstrating cutting-edge robotics innovation.

Exciting demonstrations of cutting-edge robotics technology;

Lively discussion and debate, covering ethical, legal and economic impacts of Robotics and AI.

The release of several new White Papers, covering the current research landscape in Urban Automation & Transport and AgriTech.

The day also offers academics, industry, government organisations and the public, the opportunity to enjoy the fascinating and diverse exhibits by our sponsors, as well as provide a lively forum for discussion and discovery of some of the latest technological developments and research challenges in Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

BMVA Symposium: Robotics Meet Semantics: Enabling Human Level Understanding In Robots


Location:  BCS Society, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA

Cost: £0 – £36

Event Type: Meetings

What It’s All About:

Chairs: Oscar Mendez-Maldonado & Mihai Bujanca

Call for Papers: Coming Soon

Covering 3D reconstruction, grasping and semantic segmentation.

Customer Robotics and AI Directors Conference


Location:   Victoria Park Plaza, London SW1V 1EQ

Cost: £714-£3,594

Event Type: Networking/Conference

What It’s All About:

Our Robotics and AI in Customer Engagement Directors Conference will drill down into these exciting new areas and examine how organisations are grappling with the challenges and opportunities they are presenting in relationships with their customers.

Delegates at the Conference will hear from global experts, leading-edge technology companies and also from organisations implementing robotics and AI strategies in the field of customer engagement.

Robotics Process Automation Evening


Location: B2E Consulting, 7th Floor, Portsoken House, 155-157 Minories, London EC3N 1LJ

Cost: £10

Event Type: Networking

What It’s All About:

The B2E Automation team share their insights into Robotic Process Automation.

Learn about this exciting new technology.

Tomas Sterner and Hugh Abbott provide valuable insight into this fast-growing sector.

Only 20 places available. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Minds Mastering Machine (M3)

15/10/2018 – 17/10/2018

Location:  30 Euston Square, London NW1

Cost: £600

Event Type:  Talks and networking

What It’s All About:

M³ returns to London in 2018 to bring together experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science to help architects, developers and CIOs like you get on the path to a more intelligent future.

Once again, our line-up of speakers will take you beyond the hype, showing you how to use the latest tools and frameworks, how to get your team up and running on AI and ML projects, and what the technological and ethical pitfalls are. Along the way, we’ll consider the implications of AI, machine learning, data science and robotics, for society and business.

Robotics & Automation Exhibition

10/11/2018 – 11/11/2018

Location:  Arena MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Exhibition

What It’s All About:

The Robotics & Automation exhibition 2017 was a phenomenal success offering visitors the opportunity to discover how the latest robotics, automation and future technologies can improve efficiency, reduce costs and give them the competitive advantage.

We Are Robots 2018

11/10/18 – 14/10/18

Location: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London

Cost: Free

Event Type: Festival

What It’s All About:

We Are Robots will be joining forces with some of the biggest names in the music industry, exploring the ideas and movements that are propelling the future of music.

Come and experience first-hand the new technology in music creation; discuss and attend talks about current and future practices; learn how to hone your skills through innovation workshops with leading brands.


March Of The Bots 2018


Location:  15 Hatfields, Waterloo, London, SE1 8DJ

Cost: £0 – £752.70

Event Type: Show / Conference

What It’s All About:

Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning and interactive Bots are becoming more commonplace in a public sector still suffering the effects of austerity. How can we harness this power for the public good? Where to the ethical boundaries lie? And is this just the start of an augmented future for the public sector?

NHS, local and central government and other public services will take to the stage to share their ambitions and progress with innovating and redesigning service delivery using these technologies. We will also invite leading technology companies to partner with us and outline how their technology has helped to transform, inform decision making, interact with citizens, drive efficiencies and help create better public services.


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Best Robotics Events To Attend in 2018 – USA and Canada


Artificial Intelligence, Robotics & Beyond


Location:  Navy League Building, 2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201, USA

Cost: $0 – $125

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Join us for the FedHealthIT Executive Breakfast Series Event; Driving operational efficiencies through automation: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and beyond. The event will bring together the Federal Health IT community from government and industry to provide awareness and gain perspective about how Robotic Automation and Artificial Intelligence will play a role in the Federal Health IT modernization journey.

Robotics Summit & Showcase

23/05/2018 – 24/05/2018

Location:  The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210 USA

Cost: $688.29

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

The Robotics Summit & Showcase is a multifaceted educational forum and showcase dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design, development, manufacture and delivery of commercial robotics and intelligent systems products and services.

The Conference Program of keynotes and general sessions are specifically designed to impart to technical professionals the information they need to successfully develop the next generation of commercial robotics systems.

The Showcase provides attendees with hands-on access to the latest design and development solutions for producing robotics and intelligent systems products and services.

EXPONENTIAL 18: The 2018 NAO Robot User and Developer Congress

01/11/2018 – 03/11/2018

Location:  Foley Hoag Conference Center, Seaport West, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 A

Cost: $36.34

Event Type: Congress

What It’s All About:

Join Users and Developers from around the world for two and a half-days of knowledge packed presentations, expert-led workshops and common interest groups where you will not only learn what is new but discover how to ensure next level NAO performance and increased user satisfaction. There will be special emphasis placed on the use of NAO in schools, autism behavior therapies, libraries, hospitals and the engagement of NAO with IBM WATSON’s AI system…more…


Robotics Events In Europe 2018 | TDMB Tech

Best Robotics Events To Attend in 2018 – Europe

Real FM Meets VR Business Club


Location:  Siemens Real Estate Germany, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, 81739 München, Germany

Cost: €119

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

When we talk about real estate, not just houses, rooms and land: we talk about life and work, business and private things that are increasingly mixed. Terms like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence are now ubiquitous, though most people are not sure what their impact on the real estate and all related sectors is.

New technologies are massively and rapidly changing the possibilities but also existing markets. In order to understand, categorize and proactively use these changes, we provide you with the necessary knowledge in the context of this event with current examples to touch and try out.

Hackathon. Pepper: A Robot For Well-Being?

23/03/18 – 25/03/18

Location:  SoftBank Robotics Europe’s office, 43 Rue du Colonel Pierre Avia, 75015 Paris

Cost: €20 – €30

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

It’s a madhouse where talents of all sorts can express themselves, where developers and UX/Marketing teams work hand in hand to create the most inspiring and useful well-being application.

The applications must use the new Pepper SDK for Android to interact and communicate with the robot. IoT will be provided but you can bring your own. You’re also welcome to use third-party SDKs and tools.

Digital Transformation Conference


Location:  Lamot Congres- en Erfgoedcentrum, Van Beethovenstraat 8-10, 2800 Mechelen, Belgium

Cost: €50 – €75

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

#DTC18 focusses on 5 important tracks/innovations:

The first track, Business Innovation is all about which strategy & vision could help you innovate your leadership and organization as a whole. No organization without people so that is our second track, People Innovation. This track focuses on new employees, clients and their customer journeys. The third track, Technology Innovation will show you the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence, robots, blockchain, … And last but not least, Sustainability Innovation. This track covers the ecological and social impact all these transformations have on our way of living.

Festival Nacional de Robotica 2018

25/04/2018 – 29/04/2018

Location:  Parque de Exposições, Rua São Gonçalo de Lagos, 2560 Torres Vedras, Portugal

Cost: €38.59 – €268.13

Event Type: Robotics Competition and Research Presentation

What It’s All About:

The National Robotics Festival promotes science and technology among young people, teachers, researchers and the general public through autonomous robot competitions. With an annual meeting in different cities, this event also includes a Scientific Meeting (ICARSC 2018), where national and foreign researchers in Robotics are given the opportunity to present their latest research results in their area.

Robotic competitions are designed to promote innovative, enterprising spirit in children and young people through active teaching methods, as well as the acquisition of transversal competences, also divulging this area to the public in general.

In the National Robotics Festival, the Portuguese teams are qualified for Robocup, a world-class robotics competition that brings together the best teams in each country, and in which Portugal already has a track record of good results.

19th International Conference on Postal Automation 2018

22/05/18 – 24/05/18

Location:  Radisson BLU Hotel Frankfurt, Franklinstraße 65, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cost: €970.74

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The ICPA is an international conference on the development of postal automation. The focus of the conference includes parcel processing, robotics, automation, international products, analytics, and innovative operations.

This event is an excellent opportunity to follow the most recent developments in the industry.

It is also a unique, worldwide platform for sharing experience and discussing methods with postal experts.

International Conference on Automation, Quality and Testing, Robotics

24/05/18 – 26/05/18

Location:  Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cost: €130 – €1750

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

AQTR 2018 is an international forum for researchers in the field of automation, quality, testing and robotics. It will bring together researchers, equipment manufacturers, software developers and end-users to discuss the current trends and future directions of control and testing technologies and their industrial and social applications in the private and the public sectors. Active participation of students and graduate students is strongly encouraged.

ICINCO 2018 – Conference On Informatics In Control, Automation And Robotics

29/07/2018 – 31/07/2018

Location:  Porto, Portugal

Cost: €750.30 – €854.85

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The purpose of the 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of informatics to Control, Automation and Robotics. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Intelligent Control Systems, Optimization, Robotics, Automation, Signal Processing, Sensors, Systems Modelling and Control, and Industrial Informatics. Informatics applications are pervasive in many areas of Control, Automation and Robotics; This conference intends to emphasize this connection.

CHIRA 2018 – Conference On Computer-Interaction Research and Applications

19/09/2018 – 21/09/2018

Location:  Seville, Spain

Cost: €750.30 – €854.85

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The purpose of the International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA) is to bring together professionals, academics and students who are interested in the advancement of research and practical applications of human-technology & human-computer interaction.

Five parallel tracks will be held, covering different aspects of Computer-Human Interaction, including Interaction Design, Human Factors, Entertainment, Cognition, Perception, User-Friendly Software and Systems, Pervasive Technologies and Interactive Devices. Papers describing original work on advanced methods, prototypes, systems, tools and techniques as well as general survey papers indicating future directions are encouraged.

Accepted papers will be presented at the conference by one of the authors and published in the Proceedings of CHIRA, which will be placed on at least one Digital Library and sent for indexation by the major international indexes.

IROS Madrid 2018

01/10/2018 – 05/10/2018

Location:  Madrid Municipal Conference Centre

Cost: €325.00 – €1120.00  

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The conference will include plenary and short keynote presentations, contributed papers sessions in a mixed oral/interactive format, workshops and tutorials, numerous robotic challenges, exhibition with live demos, and several forums (governmental, industrial, societal, culture & science fiction, and developing countries, among others), as well as entrepreneurship and educational activities.

This year, the theme of the conference is “Towards a Robotic Society” due to the fact that robotics will change our lives in the near future by creating new human-robot relationships which will lead to a new robotic society. The conference will be focusing on advanced technological innovations (human-robot interaction, humanoids, social robots, autonomous systems, intelligent perception), as well as on societal aspects (legal issues, regulations, robotics ethics, human–robot co-existence, employment).

The IROS 2018 expect to receive more than 3.000 attendees during one week among conference & workshop registered persons, exhibitors and visitors, competitions teams and VIP personalities. The robotic exhibition is planned to have about 150 stands that will present the leading commercial firms in robotics and also the results of the European research projects and the most advanced robotic research centres.  

International Conference On Mechatronics & Robotics

15/10/18 – 16/10/18

Location:  Helsinki, Finland

Cost: €249 – €1489

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Mechatronics and Robotics 2018 offers a one-of-a-kind stage for those interested in sharing, learning and meeting with famous speakers of this field, covering both wide and particular subjects. The Mechatronics and Robotics 2018 will be composed around the theme “Unfolding Knowledge with a Delineate Technical World”.

European Business AI & Robotics

23/10/2018 – 24/10/2018

Location:  Messukeskus, Kokoustamo, Messuaukio 1, 00521, Helsinki, Finland

Cost: Register for more information

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

European Business AI and Robotics is the biggest and first of its kind in the Nordics, fearlessly taking the exciting and scary reality of AI and robots in business and everyday life. Where are we at now? What’s fact and what’s fiction?

SingularityU Nordic Summit


Location:  Stockholm Waterfront Conference Centre, 4 Nils Ericsons Plan, 111 64 Norrmalm, Sweden

Cost: €1,137.44 – €1,749.94

Event Type: Summit

What It’s All About:

For two days, the brightest minds in technology, global impact, and futurism will come together to deep dive into accelerating technologies and how we can use them to benefit ourselves, our businesses, and society as a whole.



Robotics Events In Asia 2018 | TDMB Tech

Best Robotics Events To Attend in 2018 – Asia


Intelligent Automation Asia

18.06.18 – 21.06.18

Location:  Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore

Cost: $3,099 + 7% GST – $5,099 + 7% GST

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Leveraging RPA, cognitive and AI to advance competitiveness, efficiency, cost reduction and risk management.

While Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is often the first tool to gain investment as it leads to quick wins with a lower investment, it is only one tool out of the automation toolbox. Building on the two exponentially successful RPA Summits in 2017, we have re-branded our event to Intelligent Automation Asia so we can encapsulate all there is to learn, including RPA, cognitive, machine learning, AI, and more.

International Conference on Cancer Science & Robotics

01.08.18 – 02.08.18

Location:  Melbourne, Australia

Cost: €394 – €1343

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

Theme: Where Innovation Begins and Life Improves

WearRacon Asia 2018- Wearable Robotics Association Conference Asia

22/08/18 – 24/08/18

Location:  Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort

Cost: TBC

Event Type: Conference

What It’s All About:

The 2018 Wearable Robotics Association Conference Asia (WearRAcon Asia) will be held on 22-24 August 2018 at the Sheraton Grand Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort.

Topics of Interest:

  • Wearable Robots
  • Exoskeletons
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation robotics


Phew! We’ve worked hard to seek out the very best Robotics events to attend in 2018, but if you know of others we should add, please drop Michele a line at michele@thedigitalmarketingbureau.com with information, and she’ll be happy to get it in there!

Oh, and if you attend any of these events, or have done so in previous years, we’d love to know your thoughts. Drop a comment below or hit us up on Twitter.

Our Selection Of The Best Robotics Events To Attend In 2018

Michele Baker

Michele Baker is the Senior Content Strategist at TDMB. She began her journey into tech marketing via a Masters in Creative Writing, evolving from a prize-winning poet and short story writer to a futuristic content guru. Michele now writes endlessly about all aspects of technology, hosts the TDMB Presents… tech podcast, and speaks at numerous tech and marketing events.

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