- 07 Apr 2021
In an extraordinary high-tech laboratory, a team of the world’s top scientists is attempting the impossible. Their mission is to create a robot with a real brain, pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery.
They succeed, and Robot Boy is born!
His world is the playground of the laboratory; it is where he belongs. Robot Boy knows the Scientists have an important job to do and he is there to help them, but sometimes he longs to explore beyond this world. Just as we all yearn to visit unique and extraordinary places, for Robot Boy the most phenomenal place of all is inside his own imagination.
This 36-minute silent film, adapted from footage of the 2019 Theatre-Rites and Schauspielhaus Bochum stage production, takes us on a journey of curiosity and wonder – a poetic story about humanity, responsibility and life.
And if you stay around after the show, you can catch a short clip that the Theatre-Rites has prepared about making a brain! You will be guided step-by-step using plasticine to make a human brain. All you need is six colours of plasticine and a few small objects!
- 14 Dec 2020
Dr Rosa Chan is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. Rosa’s lab builds computational tools to better understand how the brain works. She hopes to share the exciting development in neural engineering research with the public. Technologies previously seen in science-fiction movies will soon become a reality and make a positive impact on our daily lives.
陳皓敏博士 Croucher Scholars 裘槎科學家 CityU 香港城市大學