2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Robot Petting Zoo

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 6:00PM

JW Marriott
Salon E
110 E 2nd St

The first ever SXSW Robot Petting Zoo brings out friendly ground & aerial robots for SXSW attendees to touch, operate, and even program. RPZ organizer the Field Innovation Team (FIT) and robot handlers will explain how robots have done - and have potential to do - incredible work in disaster before setting kindly humans loose to interact, learn, and play. Spatially-oriented humans will get to play with robots whose functions mimic those of humans. Humans wishing to slip the surly bonds of earth will meet robots who have flown above disasters to gather critical data. Humans interested in Macgyver-esque robots will meet robots that can serve many purposes, such as flying while 3D printing. Robot friends will learn about FIT's first ever Robot Petting Zoo in the migrant crisis on the US-Mexico border and will learn about the incredible promise for robots to do good in all manner of disasters and humanitarian crises. Come meet ...

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Desiree Matel-Anderson

Chief Wrangler

Field Innovation Team

Rebeka Ryvola

Creative Dir

Field Innovation Team


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