Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine

24.09.2022 – 05.03.2023

Vitra Design Museum 

Science fiction becomes reality: robotics has begun to shape our everyday lives. Examples range from  delivery drones and disability robots, to internet bots and the race for the latest humanoids among global tech giants. The 2017 exhibition »Hello, Robot: Design between Human and Machine« has been the Vitra Design Museum’s most successful exhibition ever and will now return to Weil am Rhein at the end of its world tour in an updated version. It will address the great strides that have been made in robotics in the past few years, but also look at related risks, as elections and public opinion have become the target for manipulation by algorithms and artificial intelligence. Next to robots used in the home, in industry, or in healthcare, the exhibition presents media installations, computer games, and examples from literature and film. It shows how the robotics boom is changing our lives – and how design is changing robotics. At the same time, it broadens our awareness of the ethical and political questions raised by robotics today.


Image: Hajime Sorayama, Sony Corporation
»AIBO Entertainment Robot (ERS-110)« 1999 private collection, 
Photo: Andreas Sütterlin

Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine