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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.

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