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What is a Robot?

Robots are electro-mechanical devices that can be programmed to perform a task or are equipped with computer programs that allow them to move autonomously. Robots have physical abilities just like living things. In this way, they can imitate the movements of living things.

Today, robots are mostly used in industrial areas. Industrial robots can be devices that are equipped with computer programs to be used for a specific purpose or that function with the use of an operator. These robots can assemble various parts together, keep a production line running, and perform tasks that can be performed with long-term experience, such as welding and painting operations, in a short time and without errors.

Today, in addition to industrial use, the use of robots in homes is also increasing. Autonomous robot vacuums that sweep the floors by themselves by scanning the environment are in great demand by people. In addition, social robots equipped with artificial intelligence have also started to be used by people at home.

Robots are produced for many fields and purposes in robotic technologies. One of the most complex and laborious productions in these fields is the production of social robots. Okay but why?

What is a Social Robot?

Studies on robots are mostly carried out in laboratory environments, but it is not possible to plan in advance what will happen in daily life.

Social robots are robots that constantly scan the environment, react simultaneously, and adapt to their environment. Therefore, the development of social robots is much more difficult than the development of robots programmed for a specific purpose.

Social robots need to be equipped with a free and independent decision-making mechanism against the events they encounter in daily life. When a social robot enters a new environment, it immediately decides on the reactions from its environment, the environment, the surface shapes, the ambient light, the creatures and objects around it.

Social robots can interact with their environment, answer questions and follow orders.

Social Robot Production in Turkiye

One of the first robots that comes to mind when talking about social robots in Turkey is Mini Ada, produced by Akınrobotics, which is completely made in Turkiye. Mini Ada can serve and help in many areas.
You are invited to the Istanbul robot museum to meet Mini Ada, which is produced entirely locally!



Frequently Asked Questions

The museum entrance fee is 170 TL at the box office for visitors aged 3 and over, students, teachers and visitors over 65 and 200 TL at the box office for other visitors.
You can buy your online ticket for 150 TL with the 25% discount opportunity valid only for online purchases. For school groups of 50 people and above, a discount is applied. CLICK HERE to buy your online ticket!


MuseumPass is not valid in our museum.

For individual visits, you can make a reservation by choosing the day and time on our ticket page. For school groups, it is necessary to make a reservation by contacting the museum at 0212 509 89 20 before the museum visit. In case of a change in the reservation date or if the trip is canceled, we kindly ask you to call Istanbul Robot Museum and inform the relevant person as soon as possible.

The duration of the museum tour varies depending on the group and typically lasts between 45 minutes and 1 hour. If the tour is combined with an event, the duration may be extended depending on the content of the event.

1 teacher is free for 15 students. In order for the museum visit to be the most productive, we recommend that our teachers visit our museum before coming with their students.

In order to visit the museum, you need to buy a ticket again.

We have museum staff to assist you in our museum. You can also benefit from the mobile audio guidance service by scanning the QR codes in our museum from your phone. For group visits of 15 people or more, our museum staff accompany you and provide guidance support.

The name of Android (Humanoid Robot) ADA, developed by AKINROBOTICS, consists of the initials of "Android Developed by Akınrobotics" and is also inspired by the world’s first female software developer Ada Lovelace.

You can take photos in our museum without using flash and without touching the artifacts.

The founder of the Istanbul Robot Museum is Dr. Özgür AKIN, who is also the founder of Akınsoft and Akınrobotics.