Meet Cube Solver, Daisy and Omron: Cube Solver can master a Rubik’s Cube in a flash, Daisy has six snake-like legs, making it easy for her to navigate even the roughest terrain and Omron is an agile shipping factory worker. This robotic trio, along with 40 of their pals, will be moving into Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry this May, with a mission to introduce humans to the future as part of the Robot Revolution exhibit.
Here are just some of the ways you'll be able to interact with these revolutionary robots:
- Get into the (robo) game! See soccer robots play a competitive game against each other... without human interaction.
- Test your wits against AI: Play tic-tac-toe against Baxter, an industrial robot.
- Make faces at the EMYS robot and see it mimic your expression.
- Watch robot specialists repair and fix robots inside the RoboGarage.
- Learn how different types of robots can be used in search-and-rescue efforts.
MSI’s Robot Revolution exhibit development team worked with top robotics experts including lead advisor Dr. Henrik I. Christensen, KUKA Chair of Robotics at the College of Computing of Georgia Institute of Technology and executive director of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines, as well as Dr. Dennis Hong, professor and founding director of RoMeLa (Robotics & Mechanisms Laboratory) of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at UCLA.
“Robotics is one of the most fascinating areas of science today because scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility,” shared David Mosena, President and CEO of the Museum of Science and Industry. “We are thrilled to bring our original groundbreaking exhibit back to the Museum. We hope that the opportunity to interact with such a wide range of robots will help people understand how robots become an integral part in helping to improve our world and inspire the next generation of innovators.”
The Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
Hours: Daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (check calendars for exceptions)
Admission: Not included in Museum Entry and requires an additional timed-entry ticket, $12 for adults and seniors and $9 for children