Robots no longer exist only on the pages of sci-fi novels today. Their spread is one of the most important challenges of our time: the exponentially rapid development of artificial intelligence and robotics will completely change our everyday life.
The John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT) takes an active role in familiarizing people with robotics so that as many people as possible would benefit from this development, but we also draw the attention to its „risks and side effects”. NJSZT has organized an exhibition on robotics in this spirit to complement its permanent Exhibition on Computer History in Szeged.
People in Szeged were not unfamiliar with robots even 55 years ago: visitors in the Pioneers’ House were greeted by a Robot Man. This robot was originally designed by Dr. Dániel Muszka, rebuilt as an installation by the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport, and is now on display at the exhibition. The temporary exhibition also presents valuable pieces from private collections. You can meet SIMON, the humanoid robot and you can marvel at the winners of earlier robotics competitions, which stood the test in rallies for robot cars or in simulated Martian surroundings. The exhibition is complemented with a set of information panels to present the history of robotics and the main themes of the exhibition (graphic work by Ferenc Forrai, typographer).
Preserving the values of the past is a priority for NJSZT, an organisation in the civil society sector, and as such, NJSZT carries out invaluable activities in heritage protection in the field of computer science. As part of this initiative, NJSZT organized and maintains a world-standard permanent exhibition (The Past of the Future) in Szeged. The organisers of the exhibition hope that the comprehensive permanent exhibition that presents the history of devices in information and communication technologies will be meaningfully complemented by the new temporary exhibition AI and Robots, and eventually Robots can take their rightly deserved place in the museum.
The temporary exhibition can be viewed from 7 June 2017 until the end of September as part of NJSZT’s Exhibition on Computer History in Szeged.
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The exhibition is opened by István Alföldi, managing director of NJSZT
The exhibition opens at 11 a.m. on 7 June 2017
Venue of the event: NJSZT’s Exhibition on Computer History, Szent-Györgyi Albert Agora, Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 23.
Media partner of the exhibition: Galaktika.