Mini Robot Day, Derby 2022

Building the Future Together

About Robot Day

Robot Day is a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) for people of all ages. The events showcase the value of robotics to society and raise public engagement with issues relating to robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI). For more info see: robotday.co.uk/about

Workshop (booking essential - see Registration)

We are inviting participants to work with digital artist Ashley James Brown to experience a taster session in producing an immersive world experienced through virtual reality headsets. Learn modelling and animation, working alongside Ashley and other participants to collaboratively build a world together that will be curated and displayed in virtual reality to celebrate Robot Day.
You will work within a 3D games engine environment to build a landscape that imagines the future of our world. Will you create futuristic illuminated skyscrapers and flying cars or will you sculpt natural landscapes filled with strange creatures? How might robots be involved in this imagined landscape and what part do they play in the future of our world?
No VR or 3D modelling experience necessary, however familiarity with using a computer, keyboard and mouse is essential. 

Mars Rover

Inspiration Rover was born out of a group of students' passion for electronics at the University of Derby, wanting to challenge themselves further on an exciting project, separate from their studies. Join us at QUAD to have an opportunity to control the rover.

For more information on the Inspiration Rover, please visit: https://www.inspirationrover.com/

Citizens of Robot World

QUAD and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) invited QUAD participants and the general public to become Citizens of Robot World for Robot Day Virtual 2021. This open call exhibition invited audiences to make something robot related along the theme of “Building a better world”. Submissions took the form of 3D models, 2D drawings, animation and physical objects scanned using photogrammetry. This exhibition is available online via New Art City at newart.city/show/citizens-of-robot-world and will also be shown in the Resource Area at QUAD on 26th November. 

Gallery installation “Nepenthe”

This major installation is part of Lawrence Lek's ongoing open-world game ‘Nepenthe’, which is set on a mysterious island named after the fictional medicine for sorrow from Greek mythology.  Lawrence Lek presents ‘Nepenthe (Summer Palace Ruins Edition)’, an architectural installation and video game revolving around the ruins of Beijing’s Old Summer Palace. More info at: derbyquad.co.uk/LawrenceLekPR

  • Robotics
  • Space

26 Nov 2022

Add to Calendar 11/26/2022 10:00 11/26/2022 16:00 Mini Robot Day, Derby 2022 Mars Rover exhibit and a video display of our Citizens of Robot World 3D gallery. Plus you can enjoy the new Lawrence Lek installation in the gallery at QUAD Derby. Cathedral Quarter, Market Place, Derby DE1 3AS, UK


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Reasons to attend

·         Explore the interection of engineering

·         Get hands on with virtual reality

·         Meet electronic & electrical engineering students from Derby University

·         Learn about IET


QUAD Derby

Market Place, Cathedral Quarter
United Kingdom



Drop-in exhibits open 10 am - 4 pm

Workshops on the hour, every hour 10 am - 4 pm (booking essential)