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

Posted on: 29/05/2017

As part of the UK Robotics Week 2017, an evening of talks about robot and android technologies in the movie industry is being held.

As part of the UK Robotics Week 2017, The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence are organising an evening of talks reviewing the relationship with robot and android technologies as reflected in their portrayal in the movie industry.

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.

Held on 28th June at Loughborough University this event is presented by Alan Seaman. For more information click here.

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