Exhibiting our project merging Music with changes happening during COVID-19 Lockdown Science Rendezvous, Science Art Gallery, University of Toronto. 8 May 2021


NASA Space Apps Youths Workshop on how to Prepare for a Hackathon, 10 October 2020

Artash and Arushi gave an online workshop to kids telling them about their experiences in participating in over 50 hackathons including 7 times in NASA SpaceApps and how to prepare for them.

Nova77 STEM Workshop on Space, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. 29 August 2020

Artash and Arushi delivered a workshop for 50 participants on the making, coding, data and music behind their 2020 NASA SpaceApps #COVID19 Global Winner Project: The Masked Scales. The workshop was held in partnership with Nova77 – the organisers of NASA SpaceApps Vegas. At the end of the workshop there were many questions by the participants.

STEMLabs Online Robotics Workshop for Kids. 17 May 2020

Conducted an online workshop for over 60 kids and their families on how to get started on Robotics and Programming, and build Rovers, Robots, and Rockets.



 2020 Innovation Nation Conference. Hamilton, Ontario. 19 January 2020

Artash and Arushi gave a demonstration of a range of their machine learning algorithm based Robots and projects.


Workshop of Parachute Making (for 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing), STEM Kids Rock Summer Camp, Markham. 24 July 2019

Artash and Arushi conducted a workshop for 30 kids on parachute making to simulate landing on water done by Apollo 11 astronauts exactly 50 years ago on this day. The challenge given to the campers was to create a parachute (with marshmallow as an astronaut) that would descend the slowest.

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Presentation of our projects at Mini Maker Faire 2019, Deer Park School, Toronto District School Board, 18 July 2019

We demonstrated our new projects including Music Making Machine that uses machine learning to come up with a musical response to an input played by a user on the piano. In addition, we demonstrated our facial expression detecting robot. We organised this event as a part of the International Astronomical Unions (IAU) 100 Celebration Events.

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Presentation and Demos to Students, Parents, and School Groups, STEM Showcase 2019, Ontario Science Centre, 7 June 2019

We demonstrated our new and existing space and science projects: homemade submarine, star color globe and facial emotions recognition AI Bot to students, school groups and parents.


Exhibiting our Projects merging Arts with Space Exploration @ Science Rendezvous, Science Art Gallery, University of Toronto. 11 May 2019

We demonstrated 3 of our projects for Science Rendezvous 2019. These were: TRAPPIST1: Light and Sound Model Deep Space Musical Make an Astronaut Smile (MArS) Bot. https://hotpoprobot.com/2019/05/13/merging-space-exploration-with-arts-science-rendezvous-2019-university-of-toronto/


Exhibiting our Projects on Artificial Intelligence and Arts @ Tech Art Fair 2019, Ontario Science Centre. 16 – 18 February 2019

We demonstrated our 2 projects: Deep Space Musical and Make a Robot Smile (MARS) Bot over 3 days at the Tech Art Fair at the Ontario Science Centre. Over 15,000 people passed by the fair and enjoyed our exhibits. more information


Exhibiting our projects to hack Space Exploration (Rockets and Robots), 2019 Innovation Nation Conference. Hamilton. 20 January 2019

We demonstrated several of our projects including rockets and robots we hacked to learn more about space exploration as well as our exhibits related to TRAPPIST-1 exoplanetary model. more information


Poster Presentation: Asteroid Collision Risk Prediction. Toronto Machine Learning Summit 2018. Toronto. 20 – 21 November 2018

Artash demonstrated his project on how to predict risk of an asteroid colliding with Earth using data from the NASA’s Centre for Near Earth Objects (CNEOS) using machine learning.  more information


Giving a Demonstration of our S.N.A.C.K Project – Smart Street Navigation using Artificial Intelligence for City Kids. Elevate Tech Festival, MaRS, 23 September  2018

We demonstrated how artificial intelligence can be used to generate risk index of Toronto Streets and Crossings so that the kids can find the safest (not the fastest) route to walk to school. more information


20th Awards Picnic and Open Day: Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto, Carr Astronomical Observatory, Collingwood, Ontario. 7 July 2018

We gave a demonstration of our TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanetary System Model to a full house. more information


FITC Future World 2018 Expo: With Bobak Ferdowsi, Flight Director of the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Mission and Systems Engineer, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. May 2018

We demonstrated to him and other visitors our Artificial Intelligence-based project to predict Risk of Asteroid Collision. Learnt from him how procedures for managing the Mars Curiousity Mission were documented.


Science Outreach @Science Rendezvous, University of Toronto,  12 May 2018

We had put up some of our space projects for demonstration to other kids and families.

Arushi explaining about TRAPPIST1 Exoplanetary System!

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Project Demonstrations at Maker Festival, Ahmedabad, 5 -7 January 2018

Artash set up a stall at the festival with several of his space and robotics projects to give demonstration and workshop to kids. There was a busy stream of school students and teachers interacting with the projects and asking questions.

With Navdeep Bains,  Minister of Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada. February 2018

We discussed the financial allocation for Science and Space in the Federal Budget 2018. We recommended 3 things related to space: 1) Set up a Space Port – seeing a rocket launch from Canadian soil will boost #STEM and fire imagination of students 2) Encourage #SpaceStartups – so talent finds opportunities in Canada 3) Develop more Robotic & Science payloads 


With Canadian Astronaut Dr. Jennifer Sidey at the Canadian Space Agency, July 2017

We demoed her our Canada Arm. And we learned from her about her interest in combustion and her journey to becoming an Astronaut.

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With Canadian Astronaut Joshua Kutryk at the Canadian Space Agency, July 2017

Demoed our Canadian Arm. We learned from him about his love for flying. Joshua is a test pilot, engineer, and lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He has flown more than 25 aircraft types!

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With Canadian Astronaut Jeremy Hansen, April 2017

We talked to Jeremy Hansen to learn more about space projects and technologies that would be useful for astronauts. He advised us to keep working on science, technology, and engineering projects. We took this opportunity to show him our home-built model of Canadarm. This was funny as he is well trained in using the real Canadarm! We were inspired and motivated after talking to Jeremy, and we hoped to see him again.


With Glen Murray,  Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario, Canada. October 2016

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HotPopRobot.com giving a demo of the home made pollution sensor using in their project “Fix the Six” which won the First Prize in the Climate Hackathon (#Climathon). They briefed him about their findings including that small, neighbourhood parks are very efficient in carbon removal from the atmosphere.

With Kathleen Wynee, Premier of Ontario, Canada. September 2015


HotPopRobot.com advocating for greater investment in science and public goods in Ontario to curb climate emissions, protect our environment, and promote healthier living.

With John Tory, Mayor, Toronto, August 2015

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HotPopRobot.com giving a demo of their flashing LED project using Gyroscope and old bicycle wheel. They talked to John Tory about increase emphasis and budget for science in Government Planning so that young Canadians can become Creators rather than Consumers.

With Gene Cernan, Last Man to Have Walked the Moon, Apollo XVII. April 2015


HotPopRobot.com made a 4 feet tall model of Saturn V rocket – the one in which Gene Cernan went to the Moon in December 1972.

Astronaut Eugene Cernan challenges us all, “I walked on the moon, what can’t you do?”

Gene Cernan has gone beyond anyone we have met so far in promoting space exploration and igniting inter-generational minds to follow their Space dreams! Thank you Gene. Check out the movie: “The Last Moon on the Moon

With Chris Hadfield, First Canadian Astronaut to Walk in Space. April 2015


HotPopRobot.com trying to learn from Chris Hadfield on how Canadian Space Sector has changed over the years.