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Gallery of still images with subtle motion stirs the senses

The unnatural, yet captivating movement of robots is brought to life in a new online gallery launched by Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne.

 

Celebrating the current blockbuster exhibition, Robots - then and now, the subtle movement of the ‘cinemagraphs’ (still images that feature a single moving element) capture the surprise and joy of interacting with humanoids.

 

Some of the images also evoke the fear and creepiness that robots can instil in humans.

 

The robots featured in the online gallery include an animatronic baby, the humanoid actor RoboThespian and the android newsreader Kodomoroid.

 

Robots – then and now, developed by the Science Museum in London, tells the 500-year, work in progress story of building automated machines, from the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons to the latest humanoids – and everything in between.

 

To experience the full emotional impact of these lifelike machines, visit Robots – then and now at Life Science Centre from now until 2 December 2018.

 

Click here to view the gallery.

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