Strike your best pose to see yourself in 3D, have your actions mimicked by a robot, try your hand at the Japanese art of Chindogu, experience science through interactive art - the possibilities of science and technology are endless in Scitech’s permanent exhibition space, Rio Tinto Innovation Central.

On now, Rio Tinto Innovation Central will evolve and morph over the next five years, showcasing the latest in innovation and design from across the world.

Strike your best Matrix pose and see yourself in 3D using a special rig of cameras, see 3D printers in action and engage with robots of all shapes and sizes, including a humanoid RoboThespian.

Artist in Residence

Artists working on the edges of technology and science have created pieces that allow visitors to exploring science through art. Visitors can see the moving ‘Umbrella Tree’ sculpture of Phil Gamblen, the 2015 Artist in Residence and the 'Under the Surface' exhibit developed by the 2016 Artist in Residence, Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart.

Using Spatial Augmented Reality (SAR) techniques, visitors can uncover stunning minerals and mining imagery from Western Australia as they interact with the unique projection surface. Professor Eleanor Gates-Stuart's 'Under the Surface' exhibit will be on display in Rio Tinto Innovation Central for 2016.

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    Meet and greet Robothespian - a clever humanoid robot.
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    Interact with the latest in technology.
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    Be amazed by live science demonstrations.
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    Experiment and play in this unique space. 

If you're lucky, you may also catch our science presenters in Rio Tinto Innovation Central conducting a Quantum Levitation demo using liquid nitrogen! 

COST: Free with admission
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