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3 Feb 2017 18:30 - 21:30

Love, sex and marriage…with a robot?

Designers are producing robots that are increasingly human-like in appearance and actions. From sophisticated machines we can chat to, through to lifelike sex robots, these creations have the potential to change how humans date, have sex or fall in love. But do we really want – and need – artificial companionship? Join us for an evening of activities, from talks to film screenings, as we explore the future of romantic relationships.

A series of events during a popular British Academy Friday Late including a stage reading from Karel Capek’s R.U.R. with an introduction by David Short, whose translation of R.U.R was published by Hesperus Press in 2011.

3 February 2017, 18.40 –19.00 & 20.10 –20.30
Lecture Hal, The British Academy

Dr David Short, academic and translator, introduces R.U.R (1920), a classic of science fiction. Written by Czech playwright Karel Capek, the play is credited with introducing the word ‘robot’ into the English language. His introduction will be followed by a theatrical reading of the play’s iconic love scene, delivered by the Liars’ League.

Free, registration requiered

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Part of the British Academy’s January-March 2017 season of events exploring Robotics, AI and Society.




The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH


3 Feb 2017 18:30 - 21:30


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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