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Robots – then and now

Exhibitions

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26 May 2018 - 2 December 2018
Included in your admission ticket

Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages 
26 May 2018 - 2 December 2018
Included in your admission ticket
Location: Life Science Centre
Set aside: about an hour
Who is it perfect for: all ages  
Event details

This family-friendly exhibition, created by the Science Museum in London, celebrates the 500-year work-in-progress story of building automated machines.


Start your journey with the humble beginnings of 16th century mechanical automatons before marching forward through the rich history of robotics to the latest humanoids. 

The exhibits – both old and new – will provoke much discussion and make you question your human emotional responses to inanimate machines. Are you comfortable with the idea of the human body as a conscious machine, with inner-workings similar to a complex mechanical clock? Are humanoids incredible feats of robotics that have a place in society, or just plain creepy?

Visitors can also explore robots in popular culture, with a display of vintage posters and a static collection of famous robots, including Eric, a modern recreation of the UK’s first robot, and a T800 Terminator used in the film Terminator Salvation.

Only a few of the exhibits are interactive – Pepper the Robot loves to fist bump with visitors! – but they all add to the rich history of robotics and will bring new ‘life’ to a wide variety of subjects, including human biology, psychology and ethics.

Join us for special robot-themed events

Halloween Late: Bewitching Bots

26 October 2018, 8.00pm - 11.00pm

For a killer (robot) party this Halloween, visit after dark and explore our Robots - then and now exhibition like never before. Adults only, 18+.
Find out more and buy tickets >

Robots: hopes and fears

1 November 2018, 6.30pm - 7.45pm

Will robots ultimately change our lives for better or for worse? Join us for a lively discussion on the subject with our panel of experts. Suitable for ages 16+.
Find out more and buy tickets >

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Maria image credit: WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff 

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