V&A Dundee
Past Exhibition

Hello, Robot.

Ran from 2 November 2019 to 9 February 2020

Science fiction meets science fact in this groundbreaking exhibition

The Guardian

An unprecedented exploration

★★★★ - Daily Telegraph

  • Dates

    Ran from 2 November 2019 to 9 February 2020

  • Exhibition Gallery

Design between Human and Machine

Have you ever met a robot?

From the robots we know and love, to the robot in your pocket, explore the fascinating future of robots at work, at home and in the blurring boundaries between human and machine.

With new technological developments being made every day, it has never been more important to explore our relationships with robotics.

Explore the influence of robots through four galleries that draw you into a conversation with simple but thought-provoking questions.

Trace our fascination with the science and fiction of robots before delving into an evolving world of industry and work. Consider the role of robots as companions and helpers and explore what the future may hold as we find new ways to tackle social and environmental problems. Would you live in a robot? And can they make us better than nature intended?

We are the only UK venue for this groundbreaking exhibition created in cooperation between the Vitra Design Museum, MAK Vienna and Design Museum Gent.

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Key objects

Directional Robot, Yonezawa, 1957 (private collection)

Metropolis, film poster, 1926 (private collection)

R2-D2 film prop, George Lucas, 1977

Robots of Brixton film, Kibwe Tavares, 2011

YuMi dual-arm industrial robot, ABB Ltd., 2015

robotlab (ZKM), manifest, 2008

Björk music video All is Full of Love, Chris Cunningham, 1999

Synthetic Temperaments of Drones, Ted Hunt, Luke Sturgeon and Hiroki Yokoyama, 2014

Paro, Takanori Shibata, 2001

Kip, Guy Hoffman and Oren Zuckerman, 2015

Raising Robotic Natives, Stephan Bogner, Philipp Schmitt and Jonas Voigt, 2016

Molecule Shoe, Francis Bitonti Studio Inc., 2015

Spider Dress 2.0, Anouk Wipprecht, 2015

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