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Open seven days a week, 10.00-18.00. Entry to the Museum is free.

Robots 3D Film (U)

Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary – and becoming eerily like us.

What does it take to make a humanoid robot – a robot that can do anything we can but without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics (think fingers and toes)? Why are we even attempting to create humanoids in the first place?

Robots 3D answers these questions and more as it showcases the latest developments – both successes and failures – of robotics around the world.

Robot 'actor' RoboThespian will introduce you to CHIMP, ATLAS, PR-2, Herb the Butler, ICUB, and others as he takes you on an amazing tour of what's going on in robotics labs around the world.

Robots 3D has a running time of 39 minutes.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. 

IMAX Theatre

The foyer is open for IMAX Theatre ticket holders before, during and after your film, providing a great place to meet and to stock up on treats.

Did you know?

  • An IMAX 3D film is actually two films being projected perfectly in synchronisation with each other, one for each eye
  • An IMAX film is so heavy that a fork lift is required to lift it in and out of position. The average IMAX film if rolled out would measure around four miles
  • The IMAX screen is the height of four double-decker buses and 64 taxis could be parked on top if it were laid flat  

Robots 3D trailer

What does it take to make a humanoid robot?

Robots 3D Film (U)

What does it take to make a humanoid robot?
Floor: G
Price: Adults: £11 Seniors: £10 Concessions: £9 Family of 3 (up to 2 adults): £27, Family of 4 (up to 2 adults): £30