MEET THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED ANDROID ROBOTS! – TOKYO
Meet the World’s Most Advanced Android Robots!
Kodomoroid®, a child news announcer, and Otonaroid®, a science communicator
On display starting June 25 (Wed.), 2014
On June 25 (Wed.), 2014, the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) (Chief Executive
Director: Mamoru Mohri; Address: Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo) will open a permanent exhibition entitled, “Android: What is
Human?” where visitors can meet the world’s most advanced androids – robots which closely resemble humans.
This exhibition displays three android robots: the recently developed Kodomoroid® and Otonaroid®- a child android and an adult female android, respectively – and Telenoid®, an android designed without individual human physical features. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Hiroshi Ishiguro, a leading android expert who has been studying the
question, “What is human?”
Kodomoroid® and Otonaroid® will attempt to fill human roles as the world’s first android announcer and as the Miraikan’s android science communicator, respectively. The exhibition will be a unique and rare event which will provide visitors with the opportunity to communicate with and operate android robots, while shedding light on the attributes of humans in contrast with those of robots.
Opening day June 25 (Wed.), 2014
Venue 3F Permanent Exhibition Zone, “Create Your Future” National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Opening hours 10:00 – 17:00 (last entry 30 minutes prior to closing)
Admission fees Adults: 620 yen; persons 18 years of age and under: 210 yen
(Groups of eight or more individuals) Adults: 490 yen; persons 18 years of age and under: 160 yen
*Free admission for those with Disability Books and an accompanying person
Closed Every Tuesday (except on holidays and during the spring, summer and winter vacation periods), and during the year-end and new year holiday period (Dec. 28 to Jan. 1)
General supervisor Hiroshi Ishiguro (Visiting Director), ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories; Distinguished Professor, Osaka University)
Cooperation Dentsu, Inc.
Inquiries from ordinary visitors:
For more information on this press release, please contact:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064
TEL: +81-3-3570-9151 / FAX: +81-3-3570-9150
Public Relations Section, Exhibition Development Division, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org TEl. 03-3570-9192 FAX 03-3570-9150