Powerco Future Tech

Powerco Future Tech: The Future of Energy and Tech: VR, brain-computer interface, fly a drone, ride segways, program a robot and network.
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Powerco Future Tech  combines inspirational and informative speakers with opportunities for attendees to  experience virtual reality, fly drones, see 3D printing in action, program a robot and watch how the brain interfaces with computers.  Learn how technology will change lives, employment and how your industry works in the future.  Hear about our energy future and how our lives are entering into the fourth period of existence. 

Each ticket sold to this event sponsors a year 12 and 13 student from local high schools to the day event on the 19th May.  Funds raised from ticket sales also goes directly towards Education Scholarships for students here in Taranaki who face financial hardship.

Students will listen to informative talks about computer brain interface and robotics.  Students will have hands on experiences with virtual reality, see 3 D printing in action, be able to ride Segways, fly drones and program robots.

You can find the schedule of events here and more details about the talks here

  • 3D Printing
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Robots
  • Virtual Reality

Speakers

We are entering the fourth age of humanity, where technology is embedding in our lives, changing our behaviors and evolving us into digital humans.
Going beyond the buzzwords to explore the design and communication issues that arise from the coming wave of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality technologies
Nakibots is a taranaki-based VEX IQ robotics team. We also use the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Last year we went to the World Championships, and did very well.
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Use the power of your mind to control machines - is your brain the computer of the future?
Converging Technologies: reshaping asset management, business operations and what customers want in the electricity sector
Hear Nick talk about Narrowband and its applications and benefits to the rural sector. His talk is on the influx of internet connected products that are estimated to bring $3.3 billion to New Zealand's economy over the next ten years
Hear Oswald talk about how drones are being used to protect our environment by detecting gas emissions
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