Angeles – Experiment your way to futuristic
fun and learning with Robots + Us, an extraordinary
exhibition on view at the California Science
Center May 28 - Sept. 5, 2005. Robots + Us is
a playful look at how biology and engineering
are coming together to close the gap between
reality and our robot dreams.
+ Us provides all sorts of hands-on opportunities
to explore how building artificial life can teach
us about the real thing:
up to the Robot Arena and watch the impact
that beams of light and other obstacles have
on the paths they take from point to point;
the Garden of Sensory Delights and use your
body to control the motion of its wacky robotic
your own Jitterbug Robot using some simple
materials and your own creativity. You’ll
see that the slightest variations in leg shape
or body weight will make your jitterbug dance
differently from all the rest;
Low-Life Labs and find out what robot designers
are learning from ants, cockroaches and other
simple forms of life.
can try the Low Life Labs right now at www.robotsandus.org!
its memorable, hands-on exhibit components and
computer interactives, Robots + Us will give
guests a unique chance to separate the science
fiction fantasy image of robots with today’s
amazing technical reality. Guests will even have
the chance to compare their own human capabilities
with the most advanced robots scientists are
Editors Note: The
California Science Center is located at 700 State
Drive – Exposition Park, Los Angeles. Enter
visitor parking at 39th & Figueroa Street.
Parking is $6 per car. For general information,
call 323-SCIENCE (323-724-3623) or visit our website
at www.californiasciencecenter.org. Both the Science
Center and IMAX Theater are wheelchair accessible.