Robot Day 2024
February 2, 2024

Robot Day 2024

World-leading innovators set to inspire young audiences at free West Midlands event celebrating robots

Robot Day

Cutting-edge robotic creations will be heading again to Coventry this March to immerse curious minds into the world of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). 

This free event, will take place on Saturday, March 16th at Coventry College, and will feature hands-on exhibits, workshops and talks from across the robotics industry, with local and international partners gathering for Robot Day’s exhibition building on the major success of last year’s. 

More than 750 people attended the previous Robot Day, and organisers Derrick Willer and Stephen Powley are hoping that volunteers from industry will work closely alongside Coventry College students for the 2024 event, which is also supported by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Imagineering Foundation. 

The project partners hope to inspire and educate young people and the influential people in their lives about careers in STEAM through creative workshops, activities, displays, exhibits, and talks on robotics, automation and AI. 

 Stephen, who is a PhD candidate at Coventry University, said: “We are thrilled that Robot Day is returning to Coventry College to showcase the value of robotics, automation and AI to society. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to come along and discover more about these technologies that are increasingly shaping our society. The event will bring together expertise from across the UK to increase public participation, promote diversity and inclusion in STEAM and address the skills shortage in the sector. There really is something for everybody. 

“Coventry College are amazing partners, working with us both to deliver an annual public event and develop the Robot Day organisation. This year, learners from the college have been involved from an early stage working on everything from branding, through market research, to product development.

We are looking forward to revealing our full line-up in the weeks ahead, so keep an eye out on our social media pages for updates as we have some truly exciting people and exhibits to announce.”

Derrick, who was appointed MBE for services to education in 2018, added: “Volunteers are vital to the running of the event on the day and helping to spread the word. We are working with students from Coventry College to provide work experience around the event across photography and social media marketing, but are always looking for volunteers to support exhibitors, workshops and wayfinding on the day.” 

Gemma Knott, Vice Principal Business Growth, Engagement & Partnerships at Coventry College, said: “Coventry College is delighted to be hosting this amazing event again, we have a massive range of incredible exhibitors joining us on campus on 16th March and some exceptional opportunities for our students and staff to get involved and become more aware of the array of careers pathways available in the STEM industries. The Robot Day team put on a fantastic event last time, and we hope that even more young people and their families will join us this time around.” 

Robot Day is free to attend. Pre-booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Book tickets here!

To volunteer at Robot Day 2024  visit the Robot Day website.