Space scout with packaging, 1970's, Japan. © The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum This unique exhibition will feature robotic creations dating as far back as the 16th century, including a 2.4 metre tall 1950s robot with a glamorous past.
One of the first walking bipedal robots is expected to be another highlight, in a setting that will bring together humanoid robots from five different periods and places.
Visitors will be encouraged to interact with about twelve of the robots on display; they’ll also learn about recent developments in robotic research and explore how robots have been impacted by religious beliefs, the Industrial Revolution and 20th-century popular culture.
This exploration of humanity’s long quest to recreate ourselves in mechanised form will see over one hundred robots being exhibited, creating the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever displayed in the world.
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2DD
Admission: £15 adults, £13 concessions (Free entry for under 7s)
February 08 - September 03
An exhibition exploring five hundred years of robot history will take place at the Science Museum.
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