Pärnu hosts interactive robot exhibition

'Aibo' the robot dog.
'Aibo' the robot dog. Source: ERR

An interactive robot exhibition in Pärnu has brought cutting edge tech from all over the world to the resort town, ETV news show "Aktuaalne kaamera" (AK) reported Sunday night.

The robots, made by Riga-based firm Robotite Linn ("Robots' town") is exhibiting attractions such as the well know Japanese "Pepper" robot and "Aibo", a robotic dog.

The robots are on display at the Strand Hotel on A.H. Tammsaare pst, AK reported, with children naturally taking to "Aibo", as well as robotic fish inside an aquarium, and Virtual Reality (VR) displays.

Exhibition organizer Svetkana Colesnik told AK that the robots presented in Pärnu have been borrowed from professional exhibitions from several countries.  

While children from age three upwards are the exhibition's main target audience, Colesnik said, VR exhibits have also attracted plenty of adult interest.

The temporary exhibition is part of an international project which organizers say has been visited by four million people from all over the world.

A robot "theater" is also on offer, with the automatons performing physical actions such as standing on one leg, bending over etc., and, like humans, sometimes slipping up.

The AK report and video (in Estonian) is here.

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