We went to Madrid last month to record an interview on The Adventure of Knowledge, a morning TV programme on RTVE in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, which has been on the air for more than 20 years dedicated to education and dissemination of knowledge through interviews and documentary series. The programme’s director invited us to the TV set in order to present the ROS Film Festival.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it here.

Making the most of our trip to Madrid, we met three of the members of the Jury of ROS Film Festival in order to collect their views on how they perceive our future in relation with robots.

That’s how we interviewed Gabe Ibañez and Sandra Hermida, director and producer of the film Autómata (2014), starring Antonio Banderas and released in 2014, which narrates the investigations of an insurance agent from a robotics company on an alteration that could have decisive consequences for the future of humanity, that in the year 2044 has been reduced to 21 million inhabitants due to increasing solar storms that have turned the earth’s surface into a radioactive and impracticable desert, where robots are essential.

We also interviewed the Professor of Logic Javier Ordoñez, with a very interesting career path at the crossroads of history of science, philosophy and science fiction. His profile has great relevance for the Festival and therefore he will be the president of our jury.

Javier Ordoñez, History of Science lecturer at the Autonomous University of Madrid, is currently immersed in the study of the relationship between science and war from multiple perspectives. In relation with cinema, he has taught several courses related to it, both at the Technological Institute of Monterre, where he taught for many years a subject called “Science Fiction” and at the Autonomous University of Madrid in a post-graduate course about science fiction films. He was also Amenábar’s advisor for his film Agora.