Royal Society Place of Science exhibition


Event Date:

From 3rd July

Until 1st October


Overview

The public are warmly invited to meet “Eric” at the museum on July 3. Eric is a mini replica of the first ever British Robot co constructed in 1928 by Captain WH Richards from Totnes! This replica has been specially built for Totnes Museum.

In 1928 at the Royal Horticultural Hall London, to great astonishment instead of the anticipated Duke of York, the original Eric rose to its feet and gave a four minute address to open an exhibition. In the 1930s Captain Richards built another robot, this one called George. They toured the world where George gave speeches in several languages.

Totnes Museum is very pleased to have won a Place of Science award from the Royal Society to put on this exhibition about WH Richards and his pioneering work. Alongside the exhibition, Plymouth University Robotics department will be offering workshops for our schools and the museum will be hosting a discussion on the ethics of artificial intelligence.

For more information contact info@totnesmuseum.co.uk


Location


12:00:00 12:00:00 Europe/London Royal Society Place of Science exhibition Totnes Elizabethan House Museum
70 Fore Street
Totnes
TQ9 5RU
Royal Society Place of Science exhibition info@totnesmuseum.co.uk

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