The Kobe Science Museum has their 3rd Robot Dream Studio exhibition coming up on December 6th and 7th. Normally when we think of 'museum' and 'exhibition' the feeling is a little bit distanced and passive. Visitors look at exhibits. However, for their robot dream theme, the museum has taken a very hands-on and engaging approach. The event has four major themes.
First, "I will see the form of a dream." Visitors are invited to enjoy numerous robots at the event, and to discuss with the robots creators. Second, "I will touch the form of a dream." Many of the robots will be available for visitors to interact with, control, and play with. Third, "I will hear a robots talk." Ryota Hiura, the chief of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries mechatronics system design division will give a presentation on the "Dream and Future of the Wakamaru Robot". And, fourth, "I will make a dream into reality." A workshop where children can assemble a papercraft robot.