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Robots at the movies: The portrayal of robots and androids in contemporary films

  • 28 June 2017
  • 6pm - 7:30pm
  • Cope Auditorium, Loughborough University

About this event

Automata, robots and androids have been a creation and fascination for humans over centuries. From Maria (Metropolis, 1927), R2D2 and C3PO (Star Wars, 1977), WALL-E (2008), The Terminators (1984, 1991, 2003) to Transformers (2007), they have been portrayed as our friends, adversaries, alien to almost human, invaders and enslavers or as our saviours and trusted companions. 

These portrayals in the movies have reflected and perhaps influenced our opinion of them. Join us for an amusing evening reviewing our relationship with these technologies as reflected in their portrayal in the movie industry.

Brought to you by the Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence in support of the UK Robotics Week 2017.

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Contact and booking details

Name
Donna Palmer
Telephone number
01509 227688
Email address
cdt-ei@lboro.ac.uk
Cost
FREE
Booking required?
Yes Book now