This week marks the last chance to see Robots at the National Museum of Scotland.
The hugely popular exhibition explores 500 years of humanity’s quest to re-imagine ourselves as machines. Developed by the Science Museum, Robots features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from the earliest automata to those from science fiction and modern-day research labs.
Looking at five different time periods, the exhibition considers the role of humanoid robots in religious belief, the Industrial Revolution, popular culture and society’s dreams of the future. Recent developments from robotics research are also on display, examining why roboticists are building robots that resemble people and interact in human-like ways.
Visitors can see some of the latest humanoid robots in action, and find out more about what a shared future with robots might be like. The challenges of re-creating human abilities – such as walking – in mechanical form will be examined, with visitors able to study the intricate mechanisms of the Bipedal Walker; one of the first robots in the world to walk somewhat like a human.
Edinburgh is a major centre of robotics research and a new section has been added just for the exhibition’s Edinburgh run, exploring the ground-breaking robotics work going on in the city.
Robots is a touring exhibition developed by the Science Museum, London. Its Edinburgh run is the last chance to see it in the UK before it tours internationally. Robots at the National Museum of Scotland is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Admission: £10 adults, £8 concession. Entry is free to National Museums Scotland Members and children under 16.
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