First News - - Science News - This re­port is from our friends at the Science Mu­seum, part of the Science Mu­seum Group.

THE word ‘ro­bot’ was first used in the 1920s in a science fiction play called R.U.R. by the Czech writer Karel Čapek. The story is based around a fac­tory that cre­ates hu­man-like ma­chines.

But did you know that peo­ple have been mak­ing me­chan­i­cal ver­sions of them­selves for 500 years? The Science Mu­seum’s

Ro­bots ex­hi­bi­tion has over 100 ro­bots for vis­i­tors to see, rang­ing from a me­chan­i­cal monk from the 1600s to a mod­ern ro­botic tod­dler that helps young peo­ple and their fam­i­lies to cope with autism.

Ro­bots have re­ally cap­tured our imag­i­na­tions over the cen­turies. You can see Ro­bots at the Science Mu­seum from 8 Fe­bru­ary to 3 Septem­ber 2017. Find out more at sci­ence­mu­­bots.

The £7,200 Nao V5 Evo­lu­tion hu­manoid ro­bot

A 1970s Ja­panese ro­bot

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