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When research meets innovation enthusiasts, at the Maker Faire in Rome

Meet 4 members of the Rainbow team (Inria/IRISA) at the Maker Faire in Rome, October 12 to 15, who will present demonstrations of their research work in vision, industrial robotics and cobotics.


What is the Maker Faire ?
Born in the United States in 2006 in Silicon Valley, the Maker Faire is a worldwide and touring event created by the American magazine Make. This reference event hosts a very diversified range of exhibitors: technology enthusiasts, artists, craftsmen, educators, inventors, hobbyists, engineers, researchers, science clubs, authors, students and sales representatives; all come to present their achievements and share their knowledge.
The Maker Faire Rome combines science, science fiction, technology, entertainment and business to create a completely new concept. This event aims to meet the expectations of curious participants of all ages, who wish to discover the makers' inventions directly. Inventions are the result of a desire to solve everyday problems, whatever they may be. This event is not only for experts. At Maker Faire, you will find inventions related to science and technology (3D printers, body devices, drones, robots and digital manufacturing), but also new forms of art, entertainment, crafts, food experiences and unique attractions.
Today, more than 200 editions bring together communities of enthusiasts, experts and beginners in 38 countries.

When research goes to meet all these enthusiasts
Four members of the Rainbow research team - Fabien Spindler (Inria), Firas Abi Farraj (CNRS), Marco Aggravi et Claudio Pacchierotti (CNRS) - will run a stand. They will present demonstrations from the research work to illustrate applications of vision and industrial robotics, but also cobotics.
Three pallets of equipment (two industrial robots, cameras, force feedback joystick, computers) left on Tuesday morning for Rome.
Hall 5 stand H40 and H41
And on Saturday, October 13 at 3pm at Pavilion 10, Aurelia Hall, Marco Aggravi will also participate in the conference "Drones beyond the hobby".