It’s a rare treat for me to take my kids out for a day at the museum and today was that day. Three of my five kiddos all got dressed and ready to go early because they love going into the city (Chicago) and seeing all the amazing sites. Dealing with a 3 year old, 5 year old and 7 year old alone is a challenge so we didn’t actually get to go see Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry and Google.org’s new exhibit “Robot Revolution” but I did manage to talk to a Museum rep who pointed me to the MSI website.
Explore a cutting-edge collection of robots from all over the world in Robot Revolution, supported by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company.
You’ll have the chance to interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public before and discover their astonishing skills. Control an all-terrain crawling robot, go head to head with a tic-tac-toe-playing ‘bot, or watch a competitive game of robot soccer! Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, and participate in a live drone show.
In this immersive experience, you’ll step into a visionary world where robots are not just a curiosity, but an amazing asset.
Once mostly found in industrial settings, robots now assist us more and more in everyday life. They join us at work and at play, help us in hospitals and offices, and even just keep us company. In Robot Revolution, you’ll discover the ways in which robots can contribute to our lives, now and in the very near future. The exhibit features four areas of robotics design, each an aspect of the roles robots can play as they interact with—and take cues from—humans. These robots work hard (or, in certain cases, play hard) so you may also see one taking a break for expert attention in the Robo Garage—another inside peek at modern robotic environments.
The exhibit looks to be a promising attraction and I’ve contacted MSI public relations in hopes they will allow us to film and photograph the exhibit as well as possibly get a video tour in private. We’d love to cover this more in depth and bring just a bit of what the exhibit has to offer to our readers. If I had been on my own I would have purchased a ticket and gone in, perhaps next time my wife will come so I can get an hour alone LOL.
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Even if we don’t get exclusive access, we still plan on going to check it out and get as much info as possible for you all! So stay tuned either way and if you get there before us, let us know what you think!Source: Chicago Museum of Science and Industry