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r/Robotics Showcase

An event for members of all ages and abilities to share and discuss
their passion for robotics, based around the r/Robotics subreddit

Our next showcase will be held June 10th and 11th, 2023

We are currently taking applications for showcase
presenters, please click the link below:

Applications close March 31st

We are pleased to announce our 3rd Reddit Robotics Showcase!

During the pandemic, members of the reddit & discord r/robotics community rallied to organize an online showcase for members of our community. What was originally envisioned as a small, intimate afternoon video call turned out to be a two day event of participants from across the world. The 2021 and 2022 events showcased a multitude of fantastic projects from the r/Robotics Reddit community, as well as academia and industry. We anticipate our 2023 showcase to be even better, but that’s only possible with participation from the community. Are you working on any awesome projects in robotics? We’d love to see it! From basic hobby projects to academic and industry work, all skill levels are welcome and encouraged (as long as you can speak in lay man’s terms for an audience).

These events are only made possible by the enthusiasm we’ve had from our community, and we intend on continuing to provide a unique opportunity for roboticists around the world to share and discuss their work, regardless of age or ability.

We were delighted to have received support from Wevolver, Robohub, The National Robotarium, and the IEEE-RAS Soft Robotics Podcast for our 2022 showcase, who helped us to reach more people from academia and industry, and ensure we are proactive with our representation. We are currently looking for 2023 supporters, if you represent an organization interested in robotics education, outreach, or communication, let us know!

The showcases are held entirely online and are free to view live or after the fact. Prior showcases can be found at Previous Programs, and all recordings can be viewed on the Reddit Robotics Showcase youtube channel.

Our Aim

The primary purpose of this event is to showcase the multitude of projects underway in the r/Robotics Reddit community. Topics range across all focuses of robotics, such as simulation, navigation, control, perception, and mechatronic design. Our showcases are intended to present discussion pieces and foster conversation between active members in the robotics community around the world. The showcase feature invited roboticists in research and industry to discuss what they see as technical challenges or interesting directions for robots. Our 2022 showcase focused on the following topics and showcase some of the amazing work being done by amateurs and academics, students and industry professionals alike. Future topics will depend on interest from the community.

  • Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV – Mobile Robots)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV – Drones)
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV – Submarines, Sailboats)
  • Legged Robots (Bipeds, Quadrupeds, Hexapods)
  • Manipulation (Robot Arms, Grippers, Hands)
  • Simulation (Physical, Virtual, AI)
  • Multi-Agent & Swarm Robotics
  • Navigation, Path Planning, & Motion Planning
  • Localisation & Mapping
  • Perception & Machine Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
  • Social Robots & Human Robot Interaction
  • Domestic & Consumer Robots
  • Commercial & Industrial Robotics
  • Search & Rescue