Kaspar at the Science Museum
Kaspar will be at the Science Museum in London for 8 months from 8 February 2017 as part of the museum’s new Robots exhibition.
After that, Kaspar will travel to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry for the rest of 2017 and into 2018 and on to Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. The robot will travel overseas to museums in Australia, Asia and Japan from 2019 to 2021.
Kaspar is set to feature alongside other robots that give visitors a glimpse into recent developments from robotics research, allowing them to explore how researchers are building robots that can express emotion and interact in human-like ways.
The exhibition ends by asking visitors to imagine what a shared future with robots might be like.
Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group, said: “This exhibition explores the uniquely human obsession of recreating ourselves, not through paint or marble but in metal. Seeing robots through the eyes of those who built or gazed in awe at them reveals much about humanity’s hopes, fears and dreams.”