Sunday, 18 October 2009

The Robot Zoo

Possibly more clockpunk than steampunk but of interest nonetheless, The Robot Zoo - a menagerie of moving creatures that gives an insight into animal anatomy - is currently visiting the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill, London.

This family exhibition, which is visiting London for the first time, consists of eight larger than life-size robot animals and 11 interactive displays, which allow visitors to explore animal life in more depth.

Using a clever mix of pipes, pistons, hydraulics, lighting and sound, these robotic figures offer an understanding of how these animals move, eat and survive in the wild.

To find out more, click here.

1 comment:

ediFanoB said...

That is amazing.

In case you would like to get a visual impression then watch 2007 Museon Robot Zoo. In 2007 the Robot Zoo exposed at several museums in the Netherlands and this is a visitor video.