The robots are coming! They are getting smarter, cheaper and more reliable. How long will I have my job before a robot steals it? The industrial revolution made muscular power redundant, the digital revolution automates our thinking. How to cope with that? Are we working against, or with the robot?

Robots can work 24 hours a day and will never call in sick. No wonder people think that robotization will lead to job losses. But new technology can also make our work more enjoyable, interesting and humane. A horse can run faster than a human, and yet nobody claims that horses will make mankind obsolete. A man on a horse, or a man with a robot; this offers new opportunities.

HUBOT explores the future of work. Our goal is to inspire everybody, from all different levels of education, from young to old, including those who are currently excluded from the labor market. Are you ready for a challenging job? Take the jobtest and find out which HUBOT job suits you best.

HUBOT is initiated by Next Nature Network, Start Foundation and Gemeente Eindhoven.

Location

MediaMarkt
Boschdijktunnel 1
5611AG Eindhoven

Map No. 49


Central Area

Accessible for disabled, Open after 18.00 hours, Kidsproof

Opening hours

Sat 21 Oct 10:00 - 19:00
Sun 22 Oct 12:00 - 18:00
Mon 23 Oct 10:00 - 21:00
Tue 24 Oct 10:00 - 21:00
Wed 25 Oct 10:00 - 21:00
Thu 26 Oct 10:00 - 21:00
Fri 27 Oct 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 28 Oct 10:00 - 19:00
Sun 29 Oct 12:00 - 18:00

Colofon

Curator: Koert van Mensvoort
Exhibition design: Tim Hoogesteger, Mathilde Nakken
Graphic: Studio Smack
Texts: Ruben Baart
Photography: Nichon Glerum
Film: Studio Smack / Floris Kaayk
Sponsors: Start Foundation, Gemeente Eindhoven, DIG, TU Eindhoven, Stimuleringsfonds voor Creatieve Industrie, Bank Giro Lotterij Fonds, Media Markt

Organized by Next Nature Network

Virtual worlds, printed food, living cities and wild robots; we’re so surrounded by technology that it’s becoming our next nature. It may sound abstract, but it’s closer than you think; cars will drive themselves and heart valves are 3D printed.

How not to lose sight of the human factor? Next Nature Network is the international network for anyone interested to join the debate on our future – in which nature and technology are fusing.

Email: office@nextnature.net
Website: http://www.nextnature.net
Telephone: +31 (0)20 261 3853