The Knowledge is a series of events that let you spend a day with the experts at workshops, talks and tours. As well as having fun, you'll take away in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience of the fascinating science behind the subjects in the Museum's current exhibitions.
Talk: How to make a robot + private tour of Robots exhibition
Saturday 24 June 2017
Robots, Level 1 + Lecture Theatre
To kick off The Knowledge series of events we're asking some of the leading minds in robotics how to make a robot and bringing them together to give us their answers.
Beginning with an exclusive, private, out-of-hours tour of our blockbuster Robots exhibition guided by lead Robots curator Ben Russell, the event centres on three conversations in our newly refurbished Lecture Theatre that focus on various aspects of robotics:
- How we built RoboThespian Ben Russell, lead curator, Robots, in conversation with Will Jackson of Engineered Arts
- Putting the mind in the machine Roger Highfield, Science Museum Director of External Affairs, in conversation with Dr Beth Singler, AI and Robotics Research Associate, Faraday Institute
- How can humans and robots work together? Jon Milton, author of The Super Intelligent, High Tech Robot Book, in conversation with Dr Michael Walters, Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire
After the three conversations, our three guest speakers will come together for an informal on-stage panel conversation hosted by Ben Russell followed by an audience Q & A. Don't miss your unique opportunity to pick the brightest brains in robotics, engineering and artificial intelligence.
Admission includes refreshments on arrival, lunch, tea and coffee.
Please note that places are limited to 140 and demand is expected to be high.
This event is open to all ages but is recommended for ages 16+