Throughout this exhibit—a high-touch, high-tech environment—guests will have “wow” experiences with robots that have rarely been shown to the public.

From Yume Robo, the climbing robot that greets you at the exhibit entry while traversing up and down a ladder; to a robot that can solve a Rubik’s Cube puzzle before your eyes; to the Recon Scout® Throwbot® XT that can literally be thrown into a dangerous situation to collect vital information—guests will be awed by the astonishing skills and life-like qualities of these machines.

Exhibit highlights

The exhibit features four areas that highlight aspects of robotics and offer hands-on activities with amazing robot specimens.

Cooperation

Discover how engineering breakthroughs are helping to create robots that can work with humans effectively—and each other—to enhance our lives.

Smarts

Identify how these machines are able to sense, plan and then act, while comparing and contrasting the ways in which humans and robots learn.

Skills

Learn about the skills robots possess that mimic—and often surpass—human capabilities. Experiment with various advanced robot “grippers” to select and pick up objects.

Locomotion

Explore the varieties of ways that robots can move and offer access to places we can’t venture ourselves.


Hosting Requirements

Size

8,000 – 10,000 sq. ft., modular.

Storage

2,000 sq. ft.

Ceilings

12 feet or higher.

Retail

Roboutique store (minimum 600 sq. ft.) tours with the exhibition.

Rental Includes

ON-SITE TRAINED SPECIALISTS

The exhibit will tour with three full-time robot specialists trained to keep all robots at peak performance. These specialists will also be able to interact with guests and explain their work related to robot mechanics, programming and more.

 

WORLD-CLASS MARKETING RESOURCES

With the exhibition rental, institutions will receive a full kit of marketing and educational resources, including:

  • Advertising templates, including print, digital and web assets.
  • Full media kit with general release, fact sheet, full list of robots.
  • B-roll footage.
  • Promotional imagery with caption information.
  • On-site robot specialists with media training.

 

VALUABLE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS

Created to support the Next Generation Science Standards, teacher field trip resources and online programming will offer in-depth content tailored to student audiences.

Exhibit Premiere

May 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

Venue Periods Through 2020

Tour slots mid-March – Labor Day or October –
mid-February.

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Contact

ANNE RASHFORD

(773) 947-3743

JEFF BUONOMO

(773) 753-1355

travelingexhibitions@msichicago.org