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Science Centre prices until 15 April 2018:

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£13

£7.50

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£35

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Robots – then and now

Exhibitions

Key info...

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

Robots – then and now is a new exhibition booting up at Life Science Centre. 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.

All images: Image copyright The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Maria image credit: WSM Art – Walter Schulze-Mittendorff 

 

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