In pictures: 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum in London

The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed.
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An animatronic baby is displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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A visitor photographs robots on display during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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Rob's Open Source Android (ROSA), a French-made robot, is displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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The 'Silver Swan' a clockwork automaton built in the U.K in around 1773, is displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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A visitor poses for a photograph as he activates a working replica of 'Ultimate Machine', a British-made 1950's robot that turns itself off when turned on during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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A visitor checks her phone next to an ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) robot during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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A young girl plays with 'Pepper', a French-made social robot, during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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An articulated manikin made in Italy in 1582 is displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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Early prototype Spanish-designed robots are displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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Inkha, a British-made robot from 2002, is displayed during the press preview for the 'Robots' exhibition at the Science Museum on February 7, 2017 in London, England. The exhibition showcases robot history going back 500 years with over 100 robots including the largest collection of humanoid robots ever displayed. (Getty Images)
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A display of robotic faces entitled 'Area V5' Canada, 2009 are on view at the ROBOT exhibition at the Science Museum in London on February 7, 2017. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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A robot produced by the Toyota Motor Corporation called 'Harry Trumpet -Player Robot' Japan 2005 is on view at the ROBOT exhibition at the Science Museum in London on February 7, 2017. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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A robot from Austro-German filmmaker Fritz Lang's 1927 film Metropolis is on view at the ROBOT exhibition at the Science Museum in London on February 7, 2017. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
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A robot produced by Engineered Arts named 'Robothespian' UK, 2016 is on view at the ROBOT exhibition at the Science Museum in London on February 7, 2017. (BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)