Schering Stiftung

Panel discussion 

Salon Komische Oper

Salon Komische Oper

“Do Robots Never Cry?”

Salon on Neurorobotics

Salon Komische Oper

“Do Robots Never Cry?”

Salon on Neurorobotics


May 11, 2015, 7:30–9 p.m.


Komische Oper Berlin
Behrenstraße 55-57
10117 Berlin

What makes a human being human? Can a machine be transformed into a human-like being? Will machines eventually be able to relieve humans not only of manual, but also of social tasks? To mark the preparations for robot Myon’s participation in the premiere of My Square Lady at the Komische Oper Berlin, the salon deals with these technological, social, and ultimately philosophical questions. What has Myon learned since its first visit to the opera house? Is it ready for its big day at the end of the season?

GUESTS: Gob Squad (British-German performance group), Dr. Manfred Hild
(mathematician; Neurorobotics Research Laboratory, Humboldt University of Berlin)
WITH: Singers and musicians of the Komische Oper Berlin
MODERATOR: Andreas Sentker (Senior Science Editor, DIE ZEIT; Editor, ZEIT Wissen, invited)

My Square Lady (performances on June 21 & 25, 2015 | July 5, 2015)


This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:

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