Aberystwyth Chapter, MOSI Robots trip

On Wednesday 21 March 2018, the Aberystwyth Chapter visited the Robots exhibition at the Museum Of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Manchester. Read on to find out more.

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The Robots exhibition provides visitors with a chance to get close to a unique collection of over 100 robots, from a 17th century dancing wine goblet and an animatronic baby, to Maria from 1927 film classic Metropolis and a news-reading android from Japan.

It gives the opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover recent developments in robotic research, and learn how robots are being built to resemble us, interact with us and think like us.

Robots at the Museum of Science and Industry explores our obsession with recreating ourselves in human form, and what it truly means to be a human in a robotic world. The exhibition is running at MOSI, Manchester until the 15th April 2018.

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The Chair of the Chapter, Claudio Massimo Coppola suggested the trip to the group as he had visited with his sister previously and they were both fascinated with how robots have always been part of human life. He therefore wanted to share this experience with others before the exhibit is over and all the robots that were borrowed from many companies, returned to their homes.

The group enjoyed the trip and gave lots of positive feedback on what they most enjoyed.

"The museum and the ability to visit the other areas. The exhibition detailing how software was used in development of each of the robots on show. The company of everyone on the trip."

"Getting to meet the interactive robots. They were great to (try) and chat with!"

Everyone who attended was fascinated by the aspects of research featured across the exhibit, especially those studying Robotics. It helped provide them with a greater understanding of their course subject matter as well as inspiration towards career possibilities.

The Chapter thanked BCS for their support in funding the trip and look forward to representing them again in the near future.

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