On July 17th and 18th, the first Robot Film Festival took place in New York City. Organized by popular roboticist Heather Knight, the festival brought together robotic builders, engineers, artists, and robot lovers in general. As in other film festivals, there was a screening of the selected films, a red carpet ceremony, and several live performances by local artists throughout the event.
See the festival welcome video below explaining the main “raison d’etre” of the festival.
A notable participant to the festival was Nao 1337, the star of the short movie “Nao 1337 Audition“. The robot actively participated to the event, watched its own film and even walked the red carpet as shown in the videos below.