four robots on display in a glass case


The robots are coming.

In fact, the robots are already here.

We often think of robots as a modern invention, but we’ve been harnessing the power of robotics for more than 500 years. Get close to a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from 1927 film classic Metropolis and a news-reading android from Japan. Go behind the scenes and glimpse recent developments in robotic research, and discover how robots are being built to resemble us, interact with us and think like us. Robots explores our obsession with recreating ourselves in human form, and what it truly means to be a human in a robotic world.

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Thursday 19 October - Sunday 29 October 2017,
10am – 5pm

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Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Castlefield, Manchester, M3 4FP

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£8 / £5 (concessions available, free for children 6 and under)

Thursday 19 October

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Age guidance

Adults and families 7+

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