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The ceremony for the inaugural Robotics & Automation Awards will take place at the stunning De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in central London on 31 October 2023, it has been announced.

Standing on Great Queen Street, which connects Covent Garden with Holborn in the West End of London, the Grade II listed building has a history dating back to 1775 and was once home to the original Freemasons’ Tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909.

Since then, the venue has hosted some of the world‘s leading politicians, royalty and celebrities with its grand Georgian architecture, original features and art-deco interiors. It was also featured in the most recent season of BBC One’s The Apprentice.

This year’s Robotics & Automation Awards ceremony will be attended by 200-300 professionals from across the robotics and automation value chains, including those working for OEMs, systems integrators, vendors and suppliers, as well as prominent academics working across related fields.

Guests will be greeted with a drinks reception held in the Balmoral Suite ahead of the winners being announced within the impressive surrounds of the Grand Hall (pictured), which features arched ornate ceilings, beautiful wood-panelling and dramatic chandeliers.