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The robots are coming to Paul Sab'

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The 14th and 15th October 2011, as part of the Novela and the Science Festival, robot-themed events will be taking place on the campus: challenges, workshops, demonstrations, projections, open doors...


"The robots are coming to Paul Sab'"

Come and see all the festivities available:

  • The menagerie
    Around the UPS central administration building hall and a circus big top, the menagerie of robots includes demonstrations, exhibitions and robot workshops for all audiences.
  • Shows
    The Le Cap Auditorium will be home to a program based around robots. These presentations (dance, theatre...) will be interspersed with discussions with artists and researchers.

© TatsuoNambu

    • Friday 14th October: theatre and robots evening (with a Japanese play Sayonara)
    • Saturday 15th October: dance and movement capture evening (with Tayeb Benamara and the Animaçao association presenting virtual puppets)
    • learn more about the shows at the salle Le Cap

  • Projections
    Films and documentaries will be shown in the boardroom on the first floor of the UPS central administration building
    • Metropolis/Rintaro - Japan, 2001, 1 hour 47
    • Hinoki/Takahiko Akiyama - Japan, 2005, 1 hour 41
    • Robot Sapiens/James Van der Pool - United Kingdom, 2007, 43'
    • Astroboy at Roboland/Marc Caro - France, 2008, 52'
    • Tracks: Three views of "Robot-Art"

  • Laboratory open doors
    During the two days of the Science Festival and the Novela, many laboratories will be opening their doors for demonstrations and meetings with researchers and robots. Capacity is limited and access will be controlled, please go to the event reception in front of the université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier entrance hall.
    Friday 14th October for schools with a reservation and Saturday 15th October from 11 am to 6 pm. Learn more


© CNRS - LAAS - Emmanuel Perrin

  • OMP "Magnétisme" exhibition - UPS University Science Library
    Learn more
  • Jobs forum (Cité de l'espace)
    As part of the Toulouse city hall Novela and for the 25th anniversary of the Spot satellite, a job forum will be organised on 15th October at the Cité de l'Espace. This forum is for pupils and students who are looking for careers advice. Young people will be able to meet professionals from a wide range of jobs linked to Space with an emphasis on direct and informal discussions. A second forum will be devoted to careers for young people and available training. At the same time, mini conferences are available on a variety of themes such as satellite applications, IT and telecommunications careers or research applied to the space industry.

    Saturday will be open to the public from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 5pm. Entrance is free.

Download the detailed plan of events to be held at UPS

See the Science Festival site


See the Novela site

A shared operation, Novela, the festival of shared knowledge/Science Festival
financed by the Ministry of Research, the Midi Pyrénées Region and the City of Toulouse
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Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
PRES Université de Toulouse
And many Toulouse research laboratories and organisations
Science Animation Midi-Pyrénées
Planètes sciences
And CIRASTI associations
from October 14, 2011 to October 15, 2011

Friday 14th October 2011

From 9 am to 6 pm (esplanade and central administration building)From 6 pm to midnight (salle Le Cap)

Saturday 15th October 2011

From 11 am to 6 pm (esplanade and central administration building)From 6 pm to midnight (salle Le Cap)
Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier
118 route de Narbonne - Toulouse

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Last updated October 20, 2011

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