Sometimes they help, sometimes they scare us: how robotics influences people's lives and thoughts.
Robots in motion
A dog named Aibo ERS-7M3, the Omnibot 2000, the white cat Yume Nekom, the wobbling walking machine Tobor with its 6 legs, Pleo the dinosaur, and our 3-wheeled hero Wow-Wee can be seen in action in the Deutsches Museum robotics exhibition area.
What about the future?
It is clear that robots are becoming increasingly intelligent and autonomous, and are doing things that humans alone would not be able to do. Examples of this include the humanoid NASA robot Valkyrie (pictured), which will explore Mars before the first humans arrive there. But robots are even on the rise in war zones. Will autonomous drones and tanks decide for themselves who to shoot at in the future? And more generally, will we reach a point where we can no longer control the robots' ever-increasing artificial intelligence? Will they control humanity? These are possible future scenarios being contemplated—and causing great concern.
Created by Deutsches Museum.