WMF Future Show

Discover the future: robotics, Gravity Jet Suit, Virtual Reality, Emilia 4 solar car

JUNE 16-17-18 2022 / RIMINI EXPO CENTRE

iCub
the IIT robot
Sophia
the most advanced android
Gravity
the jet suit
Cinema VR
the show of the future
Emilia 4
the solar car
Spot
the robot dog

From the 16th to the 18th of June in Rimini, within the WMF exhibition area, it was possible to experience the future firsthand. Artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, virtual and augmented reality, futuristic mobility: all the technologies destined to accompany us in the upcoming years, a unique experience offered for the first time in Italy.

The WMF hosted live demonstrations, and opportunities to interact with experimental technological devices, as well as entertainment and training: the WMF Future Show really took us into the future.

For the first time in Italy, the WMF hosted a hands-on demonstration of Gravity, the human flight system that brings blockbuster superhero technologies into reality. Robotics and artificial intelligence enthusiasts had also the chance to meet personally some of the world's most advanced robots, such as iCub, the robot Sophia and the robot dog Spot, able to perform complex tasks on any kind of terrain. Also attending the WMF was the team of Emilia 4, the four-seater car able to drive up to 110 km/h powered exclusively by solar energy.

The whole future at the WMF Future Show

Best of Robotics

At the WMF - the largest Digital Innovation Festival on the Planet - we had the chance to take a closer look at some of the world's most advanced robots!

Gravity Jet Suit

For the first time in Italy with exclusive participation at WMF2022: Gravity Jet Suit Flight Display! A never seen before show.

VR Experiences

Thanks to the participation of Rai Cinema and the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC), we experienced the new immersive dimension of Cine-VR.

Mobility 4.0

At the WMF Future Show we admired Emilia 4, the solar-powered four-seater car with a speed capacity of 110 km/h, developed by the University of Bologna.

Discover more about the Future Show

iCub3

The humanoid robot iCub3 was showcased by the IIT on the Mainstage during WMF 2022. iCub is an avatar robot that can be controlled remotely: the user is able to transfer motion to the machine, which at the same time relays environmental perceptions. Similar technologies could be used in healthcare and workplaces, as well as in disaster and emergency situations, to protect the lives of rescuers.

Gravity

In a spectacular performance on the Pool Stage, it was possible to attend - for the first time in Italy - Gravity’s Flying Show: Alex Wilson put on his Jet Suit and, amidst the roar of the engines and the amazement of the audience, took flight like a cyborg. Balancing his weight and movements, he offered us an incredible show inspired by the imagery of superheroes.

Sophia

The robot Sophia is the world's most advanced humanoid. As a guest at the WMF 2022, she interacted with Cosmano Lombardo on the Mainstage talking about new developments in robot-human relations. Sophia demonstrated excellent comprehension, analysis, and communication skills. For two days, she was also in the exhibition area to meet with the public.

VR Cinema

At WMF 2022 visitors were able to wear VR headsets provided by Rai Cinema to bring the general public closer to the new horizon of audiovisual entertainment. During the three-day event, it was possible to discover the new potential of the film industry resulting from the added value of virtual reality.

SPOT

Boston Dynamics' robot dog SPOT was a guest at the Festival, where it demonstrated its movement and interaction skills. It is a quadruped robot that can move with ease over rough terrain. Thanks to its features, SPOT overcomes the limitations of rovers and tracked vehicles that would have difficulty tackling obstacles on the ground level.

Emilia 4

In the exhibition area of the WMF 2022, it was possible to see the solar-powered vehicle Emilia 4, developed by the University of Bologna. This car was created with the aim of demonstrating a different model of mobility, but also for experimental purposes and to participate in sports competitions.

Teotronico and Robidone

Inside the WMF 2022 exhibition area, Teotronico, the pianist robot, and Robidone, the environmentally-conscious robot, amused the Festival audience with live music and entertainment. They are both made using recycled/upcycled materials.

Bomb Disposal Squad Robot

The Italian State Police with its Bomb Disposal Squad showed its remotely controllable tracked robot to the public. Equipped with a camera and a hydraulic pump, it can move over difficult terrain to detect and defuse explosive devices. It is used in high-risk operations allowing police officers to operate safely.

One Love Machine

The One Love Machine band, consisting of robots made exclusively from recycled metal materials, performed on the WMF 2022 Pool Stage. The focus on sustainability and environmental protection resulted in a captivating show that surprised and entertained the audience.

Future Show 2022: watch the video

Videos and TV coverage about the WMF Future Show

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Italian flight preview of Gravity's Jet Suit at WMF - TG3 report

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TG3 reports on the world of robotics at WMF

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Pixel - TG3 chronicles the WMF 2022

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The TGR coverage of the WMF reporting on the most advanced robotics

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ANSA interviews Cosmano Lombardo, CEO Search On Media Group and WMF creator, on some previews about the WMF 2022

Gravity performing at the Pool Stage of WMF 2022
Gravity performing at the Pool Stage of WMF 2022
Teotronico and Robidone in the expo area at the WMF 2022
Teotronico and Robidone in the expo area at the WMF 2022
WMF 2022 visitors experience VR, promoted by Rai Cinema
WMF 2022 visitors experience VR, promoted by Rai Cinema
Teotronico engages with visitors in the WMF expo area
Teotronico engages with visitors in the WMF expo area
Gravity performing at the Pool Stage of the WMF 2022
Gravity performing at the Pool Stage of the WMF 2022
Emilia 4 exhibited in the expo district of the Festival
Emilia 4 exhibited in the expo district of the Festival
WMF 2022 visitors experience VR, promoted by Rai Cinema
WMF 2022 visitors experience VR, promoted by Rai Cinema
One of the robot-members of the One Love Machine band, in the Pool Stage
One of the robot-members of the One Love Machine band, in the Pool Stage
Gravity performs at the Pool Stage of the WMF 2022
Gravity performs at the Pool Stage of the WMF 2022
SPOT engages with a "real" dog in the expo area of the WMF 2022
SPOT engages with a "real" dog in the expo area of the WMF 2022
The bomb disposal unit robot in the exhibition area of WMF 2022
The bomb disposal unit robot in the exhibition area of WMF 2022
IIT's iCub 3 on the Mainstage
IIT's iCub 3 on the Mainstage
Andrea Pucci and IIT's iCub 3 on the Mainstage
Andrea Pucci and IIT's iCub 3 on the Mainstage
I visitatori del WMF 2022 fanno esperienza della VR promossa da Rai Cinema
I visitatori del WMF 2022 fanno esperienza della VR promossa da Rai Cinema
SPOT nell'area fieristica del Festival
SPOT nell'area fieristica del Festival
La band One Love Machine nel Pool Stage del WMF 2022
La band One Love Machine nel Pool Stage del WMF 2022
SPOT interagisce con un cane nell'area fieristica del WMF 2022
SPOT interagisce con un cane nell'area fieristica del WMF 2022
iCub 3 dell'IIT sul palco del Mainstage
iCub 3 dell'IIT sul palco del Mainstage
Andrea Pucci e iCub 3 dell'IIT sul palco del Mainstage
Andrea Pucci e iCub 3 dell'IIT sul palco del Mainstage
Robot Sophia interviewed by Cosmano Lombardo on the Mainstage
Robot Sophia interviewed by Cosmano Lombardo on the Mainstage
Robot Sophia engages with the visitors in the expo area of the WMF 2022
Robot Sophia engages with the visitors in the expo area of the WMF 2022

JUNE 15 · 16 · 17, 2023
RIMINI EXPO CENTRE
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