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Man vs Robot

A spectacular boxing match between a man and a robot

A spectacular boxing match between a human and a robot

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The greatest fight in history! A spectacular boxing duel between a human and a robot. Take on a lifelike boxing robot in a battle between muscle and steel. What rules should a robot adhere to? And is it safe enough? Discover the answers in ‘Man versus Robot’!

Are the killer robots coming? Last year Nobel Prize winners, directors of robotic companies, NGO’s and even countries warned us against using smart autonomous weapon systems. They can destroy targets – and therefore people – on their own. How dangerous are these weapons? Can you have them banned? And how do you prevent them from making fatal mistakes?

‘Man versus Robot’ investigates the consequences of a robot being used as an independently thinking weapon. By experiencing it yourself, you can get a feeling for the outcome of these systems. Together with the audience we can examine the rules that an autonomous weapon must adhere to.


  • August 14th – 19th, 2019 Groningen ‘Noorderzon Festival’ (première)
  • December 27th, 2019 Groningen ‘My First Festival’