Sunday, 27 January 2019

National Museums Scotland

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National Museums Scotland



Robots exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland.
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Robots exhibition now open

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From early mechanised human forms to today's cutting-edge technology, Robots reveals our 500-year quest to make machines human.

Now on at the National Museum of Scotland, this major exhibition presents the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever assembled.

See more than 100 objects, from early automata to science fiction film stars and the creations of modern research labs, and come face-to-face with what a future shared with robots might be like.

Watch our teaser trailer for a taste of what’s in store and book your tickets now.

Developed by the Science Museum, London.
Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

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Robots events


Humanoid robot Cygan (c) The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum
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Science Saturday: Aye Robot

Sat 19 Jan, 12:00–16:00
This month's all-ages Science Saturday is all about robots. Explore coding and artificial intelligence, get hands-on with modern robots of different shapes and sizes, and meet the teams from world-class robotics organisations based in Scotland. Plus, dress up as your favourite robot for a chance to win in the Robot Parade!

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Robots Retro Film Night (c) Ruth Armstrong Photography
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Robots Retro Film Night

Fri 22 Mar, 18:00–22:00 & 19:00–23:00
Join us for an evening celebrating robots on and off screen. Explore the Robots exhibition after hours, get hands-on with robotic gadgets and enjoy a classic sci-fi movie on the big screen. See Michael Crichton's 1973 classic Westworld or Ridley Scott's iconic Blade Runner (1982).

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Timandra Harkness
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The Future is Robot with Timandra Harkness

Tue 16 Apr, 20:00–21:30
What role will robots play in our lives? Join writer, broadcaster and comedian Timandra Harkness to examine how design and programming decisions will affect our future with robots.

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Robots family trail
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Robots family trail

Until Sun 5 May
Visiting with children aged 7–12? Download a copy of our free trail booklet or pick up a copy during your visit to explore robotics throughout the museum and inside the Robots exhibition (exhibition charges apply).

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Still from Fritz Lang's film Metropolis (1927)

Robots film season at Filmhouse



Filmhouse is celebrating our Robots exhibition with a special film season. Opening with Fritz Lang's 1927 silent classic Metropolis accompanied by a live DJ soundtrack (Tue 22 Jan), other upcoming films include The Terminator, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Silent Running, The Day the Earth Stood Still and I, Robot.

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