AN EVENT showcasing the latest technological advances in robotics was held in July 2014.

Venturefest was held at the Said Business School in Oxford and featured Wayne Tubby, pictured – an engineer from RAL Space Autonomous Systems with Bob, a Mars Development Rover.

Bob was used to develop and test software for the rovers sent into space.

The show brought together more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and investors, encouraging scientists and engineers to network and match up with potential investors.

Venturefest started in Oxford and was coped in other cities such as Bristol, Cardiff and York.