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Asimo (Robotopia Rising)

Robotopia Rising

Don't miss this robot extravaganza that highlights the science and culture of Japanese robotics. The most sophisticated robots in the world will be present, and daily shows will provide a fascinating showcase for all of their amazing talents.

  • Feb. 7 - 17, 2008
  • Nations Gallery
  • All Day
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About

At the forefront of hyperculture, Japan's robots are at once amazing works of art and fantastic feats of engineering. Japan has been at the vanguard of global robot development and technology since the 1970s and continues to invent new ways these machines can aid, entertain, and inspire mankind.

Robotopia Rising will run Feb. 7–17. 
Hours: Mon.–Fri. 12:30–7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 10 a.m.–7:30 p.m. 
Free, no tickets required.


Robotopia Rising is a robot extravaganza that highlights the science and culture of Japanese robotics. This groundbreaking celebration is a tribute to Japanese craftsmanship and technology as well as a preview of the future. The most sophisticated robots in the world will be present, and daily shows will provide a fascinating showcase for all of their amazing talents.

Kokoro's Actroid DER2 will be greeting visitors throughout the festival, talking to them and even answering their questions. Developed with cuttingedge technology, including Advanced Media, Inc.'s voice recognition " AmiVoice" support, the Actroid DER2 has an astonishingly human-like appearance and a great range of gestures and facial expressions. 
Hall of States

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd's Wakamaru can converse with people via voice and facial recognition with a vocabulary of up to 10,000 Japanese words and will be shaking visitors' hands. 
Nations Gallery

DAILY ROBOT SHOWS IN THE NATIONS GALLERY:

Honda's Asimo was designed to operate freely in the human living space and be people-friendly. It can walk smoothly, climb stairs, communicate, and recognize people's voices and faces.

Toyota Partner Robot was developed with artificial lips that move with the same finesse as human ones, enabling it to play the trumpet.

Robot Show Schedule (each show approximately 15 minutes long):
(Note: capacity is limited and admission is subject to availability)

Feb. 7, 11, 13, & 15: Honda's Asimo 12:30, 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 1:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.

Feb. 8, 12, & 14: Honda's Asimo 1:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 12:30, 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: Honda's Asimo 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 12:30, 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 10: Honda's Asimo 12:30, 2:30, and 5:30 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.

Feb. 16: Honda's Asimo 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.

Feb. 17: Honda's Asimo 10:30 a.m., 12:30, 2:30, 4:30, and 7 p.m.
Toyota Partner Robot 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 p.m.

Related Events

Guided Tour of Robotopia Rising with Tim Hornyak Guided Tour of Robotopia Rising with Tim Hornyak Join Tim Hornyak, author of Loving the Machine: The Art and Science of Japanese Robots, for a guided tour detailing the rise of robots in Japan.

Robot Lectures during Robotopia Rising Robot Lectures during Robotopia Rising Distinguished writers and researchers in the field of robotics will conduct lectures about the evolution of robots, from Karakuri dolls to life-like humanoids.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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