24. October 2001 to 28. April 2002

The exhibition presents the current status of development in robotics and artificial intelligence, and compares this with the abilities of the human brain.

It showcases the latest robots from international research laboratories and also gives an insight into the world of human senses.

At the start of a new millennium, the special COMPUTER.BRAIN exhibition takes a fascinating look at the current status of research:

How far has Artificial Intelligence (AI) advanced in comparison with the abilities of the human brain? What do we know about the most mystifying organ of the human body, the brain and its functions? Will we really be able to simulate the brain? Can electron brains really exist in future? In games of chess, it is now almost impossible to defeat a computer.

But what about other intelligence abilities, knowledge, communication and creativity?

This exhibition stems from the current debate on the chances and consequences of techno-logical advance, as initiated by Ray Kurzweil, Hans Moravec, Bill Joy and others.

Discussion is already focusing on whether robots will be as intelligent as human beings in 20 or 30 years' time.

Visitors will discover the World of Senses, six different areas in which they can test the latest 'intelligence tools,' discover what computers cannot yet do and go on a journey through time to visions of the past and the future. This highly interactive exhibition presents a hands-on approach: visitors are invited to try things out and test them. It will present a 'scent cinema' as well as the latest walking machines, emotional robots and R2D2. Other key exhibits include a robotic hand from the German Aerospace Center, a computer-driven racing-car game and a computer that composes music.

Exhibition areas:

Introduction Universe of senses Life is motion Tools of intelligence What computers still can't do Visions of the past Visions of the future