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March 3, 2005

Robots + Us
An Awe-Inspiring Exhibition Where Humans Meet Machines at the California Science Center
May 28 - Sept. 5, 2005


Los 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.

Robots + Us provides all sorts of hands-on opportunities to explore how building artificial life can teach us about the real thing:

  • Step 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;
  • Visit the Garden of Sensory Delights and use your body to control the motion of its wacky robotic flowers;
  • Build 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;
  • Visit Low-Life Labs and find out what robot designers are learning from ants, cockroaches and other simple forms of life.

You can try the Low Life Labs right now at www.robotsandus.org!

With 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 building today.

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.

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