‘Robot Revolution’ with 40 Robots Returns to Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago

Published by , May 15, 2017 8:17 am

(NewsGazette)  Visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago will be likely greeted by RoboThespian, a life-sized humanoid robot. They will also be “dazzled,” the museum promises, by The Cube Solver, a robot with a lightning-fast ability to solve a Rubik’s cube. You’ll also enjoy watching Hex, a hexapod robot with six snake-like legs that navigates rough terrain.
They are among more than 40 robots in “Robot Revolution,” a national touring exhibit that originally opened at the Museum of Science Industry and returned for a second viewing. The cutting-edge robots — many of which have never been on display to the public — are from some of the most innovative research labs, universities and robotics companies from around the world. Museum visitors, in some cases, will be able to interact, learn from and play with them. They also will see and hear from in some of the videos in the exhibit University of Illinois computer science Professor Steven LaValle.

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