ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition, based on the 20th Century Fox animated film, will be on view at the Strategic Air & Space Museum from September 29, 2012 through January 6, 2013.
The Museum has also partnered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium to present a complimentary exhibit, Innovations: Inside Nebraska Robotics, which highlights the cutting edge robotics research and development that is being done on the campuses of the University of Nebraska.
ROBOTS, depicts a world populated entirely by mechanical beings, including genius inventor Rodney Copperbottom and his friends, the Rusties, who seek to make the world a better place through innovation and determination.
"Robots are obviously a part of modern life and will play an increasing role in our society," said Scott Tarry, executive director of the Strategic Air & Space Museum. “The combination of the family-oriented traveling exhibit and the display of robotics research conducted right here in Nebraska creates a great experience for guests of all ages. I’m confident that the exhibits and related hands-on activities we’ve developed will ignite the thrill of discovery and innovation for all those who visit the museum. We’re especially excited about the opportunity to work with researchers from the University of Nebraska to display their work. I know people will be impressed and inspired.”
Enter The World of Robotics and explore both "reel and real" science of robotics. Climb aboard the Crosstown Express, featured in the film. Become a Robotic Explorer in deep space, underwater or on the surface of Mars. Build-A-Wonder-Bot that can help you out with your daily chores. Experience fist-hand how robotic arms work and other Industrial Robots that have become an invaluable part of the workforce. Also, get a glimpse of the Future of Robots that will re-shape our world. Then, visit the Robots Hall of Fame, and more.
From futuristic displays to real-life robotics, guests will come away thinking about robots in a whole new way. Under license by Twentieth Century Fox, the exhibition was produced by Global Experience Specialists, Inc.
ROBOTS: The Interactive Exhibition and its national tour are made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, the community relations and philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. "This exhibition introduces the future scientists and engineers of tomorrow to the innovations of today and we are proud to continue the Ford tradition of enriching our communities through science education opportunities," said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services.
To better serve the community, the museum has recently established a partnership with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Office of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Education to provide cutting-edge educational opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.