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Wed, 18th May 2016

500 Years of Robots

Pi - the talking robot (c) Dr Jim Herd, Heriot-Watt University

Robots are everywhere, from the machines that work in factories to pop culture icons like the Star Wars droids BB8, R2D2 and C3PO. but this is nothing new. Humans have been creating robots for centuries, and a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London will be showcasing our love of these Metal Mickeys, although sadly we’ll have to wait until next year for it to open. Kat Arney went along to get a sneak preview of one of the shining metal stars of the show, and also to the exhibition’s human curator, Ben Russell.

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