New Feature Areas!

NEW! Connecting Industry L!VE

Exhibitors had the chance to showcase their products and solutions to a dedicated audience – live on stage – as part of the fully interactive and brand spanking new feature area, Connecting Industry L!VE.

Connecting Industry L!VE brought together leading suppliers from the many different sectors of manufacturing and provided design, mechanical, maintenance, systems and electrical engineers with the perfect opportunity to see the latest products, services and solutions in person and in one place.

Leveraging on the comprehensive and well-respected Connecting Industry portfolio of leading industrial publications, this event forged a link between technology innovators and end users, enabling them to find and discuss ways they can improve their operational efficiency, productivity and profitability.

The Live Demo Stage was the centerpiece of this new event where exhibitors had the opportunity to show the audience what they can offer via live technical product demonstrations. This also gave visitors the chance to learn and understand how these could benefit their own particular manufacturing operations and applications.

Providing a vital link between product developers, solution engineers and end users, Connecting Industry L!VE offered two days of unmissable networking, demonstration and learning opportunities for anyone involved in the manufacturing Industry.


Drone Zone

Micro Nano MEMS benefited from access to an exciting Drone Zone Demo Area, hosted by UK Drone Show.

The Drone Zone featured demonstrations of the real life applications that are possible with advancing drone technology and the obstacles that will need to be overcome for this vision to become a reality.

Visitors will be able to witness first hand the agility of drones during technical flight demonstrations through obstacles in the Drone Zone, as well as presentations from individuals and organisations selected for their expertise in drone technology and industrial applications.


PR Electronics Formula 1 Car Simulator

The popular Formula 1 Simulation car, sponsored by PR Electronics, returned to Sensors & Instrumentation for the second year. 

A unique and spectacular centerpiece, the Formula 1 Simulation Car brought a competitive edge to the event as visitors were invited to experience driving a Formula 1 car and competed with colleagues, peers and friends to achieve the fastest lap.

Attracting many visitors, the Formula 1 Simulation Car also provided the perfect networking opportunity.


Stanley Qubit

Debuting at Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 was Stanley Qubit – a NAO-25 humanoid robot made by Aldebaran Robotics.

As seen on BBC1 and heard on BBC Radio 4’s adaptation of ‘I, Robot’, Stanley Qubit is completely autonomous. Stanley can walk, talk, sing, dance, answer questions and so much more.

Stanley’s presence at Sensors & Instrumentation is a shining example of developing technology and left a lasting impression with all who interact with Stanley Qubit .


Innovation showcase

Innovation Showcase returned for a third year running. Located at a key destination point within the hall, this was expanded to allow even more exhibitors to display their latest products and technology.



Visitors at Micro Nano MEMS had the opportunity to delve deeper into the field of robotics, thanks to Alfie.

Displaying the intricate mechanisms and technology required to operate a fully functional robot, Alfie is a humanoid robot with a difference. With the mechanics of the system left exposed, visitors could see the inner workings alongside being able to interact with Alife.

Positioned at the entrance of Hall 1, Alfie welcomed visitors to the show with speech and basic gestures and set the standard for what visitors could expect to see throughout the event.