Battling robots, a giant animatronic T rex dinosaur and one of the world’s most advanced robotic limbs are just some of the attractions on show at the National Museum of Flight’s Robots Live! event at East Fortune, East Lothian on Sunday 16 June 2013.

The dinosaur, named Tyrone, will move amongst visitors at the event and is the same size as an infant Tyrannosaurus rex. It was created by Millennium FX, a special events company that has worked on productions including Dr Who and Tomb Raider.

Robots Live! includes robots from the UK Astronomy Technology Centre in Edinburgh, which designs and builds instruments for many of the world’s major telescopes. The event will also feature a bionic hand from Scottish company Touch Bionics together with prosthetic limbs from National Museums Scotland’s collections.

A series of exciting robot battles held in the shadow of the Museum’s Concorde exhibit, will see robots locked in combat and there will be plenty of bangs, whistles and experiments with liquid nitrogen as part of the Rock the Lab science show. Visitors will be able to have their faces painted by special effects make-up artists, and can enjoy computer gaming sessions plus the chance to navigate a Segway personal transporter around a special obstacle course.

Steve McLean, General Manager, National Museum of Flight said:

“Our Robots Live! event is proof that science can be great fun. From a huge animatronic dinosaur and battling robots to cutting-edge space research technology and the latest bionic limb, this will be a fascinating event that will provide enjoyment and inspiration for visitors young and old.”

Robots Live! at the National Museum of Flight takes place on Sunday 16 June from 10am until 5pm. Tickets cost Adult£10.50, Conc £8.50, Child £5 (under 5’s free). Family ticket £27.50 (2 adults and 2 children). Members Free. Tickets can be booked online or by calling 0300 123 6789.

The National Museum of Flight is open seven days a week from 10am until 5pm.

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  • National Museums Scotland looks after museum collections of national and international importance and provides loans, partnerships, research and training in Scotland and internationally. Our individual museums are the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight, the National Museum of Rural Life and the National War Museum. The National Museums Collection Centre in Edinburgh houses conservation and research facilities as well as collections not currently on display.

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