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Robot Revolution
at The Franklin Institute

See and interact with more than 40 robots from all over the world

Robot Revolution

Interact with more than 40 robots at a The Franklin Institute's Robot Revolution exhibition. Credit: Photo courtesy D. Peveto for The Franklin Institute


October 8, 2016 – April 2, 2017


Get ready for a Robot Revolution, Philadelphia.

Learn about the immense impact robots have on our day-to-day life at an exciting new exhibition at The Franklin Institute.

Robot Revolution explores how these fascinating machines can change the way we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing ’bots in action and more in this immersive display.

Supported by and The Boeing Company, the exhibition features a collection of robots from around the world that specialize in a variety of impressive tasks. More than 40 robots — including two ’bots from the nearby University of Pennsylvania — will be on display. The exhibit teaches attendees about four main topics in the field of robotics: cooperation (how robots work with humans), smarts (how robots plan their mission), skills (how robots achieve human skills) and locomotion (how robots move).

While some of the robots are only on view behind a glass wall, humans will get to interact with robots throughout the exhibition. Featured robots range from the Recon Scout Throwbot XT, a robot that goes into dangerous situations to gather important information, to a robot that will challenge exhibition guests to a game of tic-tac-toe.

The use of robots is becoming more instrumental in modern society with every passing day. Robot Revolution is designed to teach visitors about the world of robotics while giving guests the chance to interact with robots that are rarely seen be the general public.

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