UK Nao Social Robotics Hackathon

NAO, Pepper, Jibo, Buddy, Alpha2, Aido these are just a few of the social robots that are, or will shortly be, available. But what are these robots good for? Once you have a “social robot” what do you do with it?


UKNAO challenges you to participate in the 2016 social robotics hackathon and develop an application in which a robot engages in meaningful interaction with humans or other robots.


This hackathon is open to all developers interested in applications that make use of social robots. We’ll have some robots on-hand but if you already own a robot (no matter which platform) please feel free to bring it.


The 2016 social robotics hackathon is hosted by Queen Mary University London at the Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Department near Stepney Green and Mile End tube stations. This is the address:

Queen Mary University London
School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Mile End Road
E1 4NS

Doors open from 9am on Saturday 25th June until (approx) 5pm Sunday 26th June. We'll provide food, space to hack and some robots on hand. There will be an (optional) social event on Friday 24th at the Half Moon pub on Mile End Road from 7pm (turn right out of Queen Mary's).


We'll announce details of prizes nearer the event.


We’ll have some robots for you to use, but if you have a robot and are happy to share it with your team please bring it.


Please note:

  • Teams may be from 1-5 people.
  • All team members must be physically present throughout the hackathon
  • Applications must be developed between 9am Saturday 25th June until 3pm Sunday 26th June

Don’t have a team? No, problem! Head over to the hackathon section of the UKNAO forums and introduce yourself. 

Sounds like fun?

You can register at EventBrite


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