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Hello, Robot

Design Between Human and Machine

23 january to 22 april 2019
running times vary
MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia
Hello, Robot

This exhibition examines the current explosion in the world of robotics. It includes over 200 pieces from the design and art areas and contains robots used at home, in assisted care facilities and in industry, as well as in computer games, media facilities and cinematographic and literary cases. It demonstrates the vast array of forms that robotics has been adopted today and alerts us to the ethical, social, and political issues associated with that. Hello, Robot introduces us to robots in four phases: the first traces the fascination people have always had with them and explores how popular culture has shaped our perception of robots. The second is dedicated to the field in which robotics had its first major breakthrough: industry and the world of work. The third focuses on the fact that we are gradually being confronted with these new technologies- the robot as a friend and helper in our daily lives. The last section examines the growing blurring of boundaries between humans and robots. Because, although robotics has become more accessible, more personal, more essential even, the question remains: does it contribute to improving our world?

Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Curated by Amelie Klein, Thomas Geisler and Marlies Wirthfredo de Smet