The Smithsonian is the first museum complex to integrate the interactive androids.
Barnaby Furnas’s latest paintings, which deconstruct American myths and symbols, were made with unusual studio assistants.
Plastics manufacturer Nissei Eco introduced Pepper last month, a robe-donning robot trained to recite prayers and scripture while tapping a little drum.
Five centuries of robots, from clockwork monks to mechanical actors, are explored in a major exhibition at London’s Science Museum.
The UK’s first robot, Eric, disappeared after his debut, but the Science Museum has created a working replica.
By all accounts, the debut of the UK’s first humanoid robot was a startling affair.
“For the last 15 years, I’ve been trying to solve the human,” artist Chico MacMurtrie explained, surrounded by the mechanical beings which he’s animated with metal and air in this quest to give his sculptures life.
In the 9th century, the Banū Mūsā brothers in Baghdad designed a mechanical, hydraulic organ that was made to play endlessly by itself.
The word “robot” first appeared in Czech author Karel Čapek’s 1920 play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).
This is the year of the robot, starting with the movie Ex Machina and filtering down to the performing arts, which have seen a spate of humans dancing with robots in touching pas de deux.
It’s hard to resist a dancing robot. Taiwanese choreographer Huang Yi’s dance piece Huang Yi & YUKA, currently having its US premiere at New York’s 3LD Art and Technology Center, shows that it’s also very hard to share the stage with a robot.
While the internet mourns the passing of one of its many fads of the moment, more sinister robots are coming to life in its wake.