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Gujarat Science City launches Robotic Gallery with robot staff

Gujarat Science City, a science-based theme park, has opened a Robotic Gallery that features interactive exhibits and robot staff.

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Gujarat Science City Ahmedabad is a state government initiative to promote science education in Gujarat, India. The science-based theme park is a place to explore via interaction and play.

The Robotic Gallery, created by Cube Construction Engineering Ltd (CCEL), features a self-driving car track and an F&B outlet with robot servers and chefs (via Indian Express).

Gujarat Science City’s courtyard is home to giant robots from Transformers and WALL-E, as well as the humanoid robot Asimo, created by Honda in 2000.

The Robotic Gallery includes interactive exhibits that explore the history of robotics, from a 16th century clockwork monk to the humanoid robots of today.

F&B outlet with robot servers and chefs

The attraction also looks at how robots have saved lives, and boasts an area where visitors can compete in an air hockey game against a robot opponent or see robots playing each other at badminton or soccer.

Another gallery includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) attractions, while a group of performing robots comprises a drummer, trumpeter, pianist and five dancers.

The Robotic Gallery features 79 types of robot, and a robotic workshop that aims to “provide a platform for visitors to explore the ever-advancing field of robotics”.

Gujarat Science City houses a range of attractions, including an IMAX 3D theatre, energy park, hall of science, amphitheatre, science park and dancing musical fountains.

Transformers and WALL-E robots debut

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated the Robotic Gallery on July 16, as well as the new Aquatic Gallery and Nature Park.

Smit Shah from Cube Construction Engineering Ltd (CCEL) recently chatted to Blooloop about the development and expansion of Gujarat Science City.

“When people think of robots, they often picture a humanoid figure that looks like a person but is a machine,” Shah said. “That’s not actually true.

“In our lives, we use many machines that are robots. Here we have many kinds of working robots that people can interact with, and see how they work.”

Image: Gujarat Science City

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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