The Queensland University of Technology’s Robotronica may be over for another year but the workshops, live demonstrations, performances and installations seen and attended by about 20,000 people are bound to have made a lasting impression. Who will forget seeing colour-blind New York cyborg Neil Harbisson explain how he hears colour through an antenna implanted in his skull or see legendary Australian performance artist Stelarc’s third ear? The one-day free event offered the public an opportunity to see a range of robots including the dancing child-like Naos, Australia’sA first trapeze-swinging robot and the jazzy marimba playing Shimon Robot, aquabots, pet bots, medical bots and fruit-picking AgBots. Visitors were also were treated to a feast of robotic activity with children pitting their skills against each other in games that included using a Sphero obstacle course, mini-quadcopters and robots pitted in sumo matches. QUT also gave away more then 8000 sets of cardboard Global Goggles enabling tens of thousands to remember and enjoy Robotronica virtually. The closing performance included QUT’s purpose-built performance robots, the Perff Bots – which were programmed to perform with human orchestra DeepBlue – and circus performer Marianna Joslin.