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Science  31 Mar 2017:
Vol. 355, Issue 6332, pp. 1379
DOI: 10.1126/science.aam9075

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For at least five centuries, humans have been dreaming up intelligent ro­bots to do our bidding: from perform­ing mundane tasks to completing difficult or complex endeavors that we cannot do ourselves. This 500-year quest is the subject of a groundbreak­ing new exhibition, entitled Robots, at the Science Museum London. Crossing bound­aries of time and geography, this extensive exhibition on humanoid robots features an amazing collection of creations, from the mechanical monks of the 16th century to the intelligent androids of today.