Poppy Day

Cap Sciences, France


In April 2015, over the course of one weekend, 6 science
centres across France built six robots – one in each city – with the help of their audiences. The robots were Poppy robots, an open source and 3D-printed android designed by the INRIA lab in France. At Cap Sciences (a science centre located in Bordeaux), to avoid focusing only on the technical construction of the robot, several creative activities were associated with the building of the robot. 

The goal was to involve the audience in contributing to the making of resources for the science centre, and to allow them to discover the multiple possibilities offered by the open source approach.