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Human Robot Friendship Ball – Vivid Ideas 2017

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by Irenke Forsyth (subscribe)
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Get active with this epic dance off
Whilst light installations across the city are a favourite part of the Vivid Sydney festival for many, they're not all that there is to Vivid. Music and Ideas play a part and are proving just as interesting. One such event falling under Vivid Ideas is the first ever Human Robot Friendship Ball at new venue The Connection in Rhodes.



Ever thought about dancing with a robot? Can't say I have but it sounds like fun. I'm always up for something different and this family friendly event allows you to bust all your moves, hip or otherwise, on the dance floor with human friends and new machine friends.

All you need is your dancing shoes and a sense of fun to enjoy this epic dance off. Afterwards, learn more about how robots are created with demonstrations and hands-on activities that let you put your skills to the test. Sydney's coolest robots will be on display and you can also have your photo taken in a special friendship photo booth where you become the robot.

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Celebrate the bonds between man and machine in this one-off night on 16 June, from 6.30pm to 9pm. Cost is $10. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite.

But that's not all. Robots are all around us and will only become more entrenched in our lives in the future. If you want to hear more on the direction robots will take in different fields, there's also a panel of leaders discussing the diverse possibilities in Our Robot Future. It's on the same date but during the day, from 2pm to 4pm, and it's free. You will need to register as places are limited.

There are a number of other events and classes on at The Connection during Vivid that include 3D Printing, CAD Jewellery Making and Fun with Wearable Electronics. Check out the website (under the Vivid Ideas Sydney link) for all that's on and discover the now and the future.
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Why? For something different
When: 6.30pm-9.00pm
Where: The Event Space at The Connection, 30 Shoreline Drv, Rhodes
Cost: $10
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