Science Museum

Eric The Robot

Originally built in 1928 by Captain Richards & A.H. Reffell, Eric was one of the world’s first robots. Built less than a decade after the word robot was first used, he travelled the globe with his makers but then disappeared, seemingly forever.

In May 2016, 861 backers joined a Kickstarter campaign to bring Eric back to life. Thanks to this support, the Science Museum worked with artist and robot builder Giles Walker to recreate Eric, keeping his appearance as close to the original as possible.

Echo produced the graphics around this iconic piece of engineering, illustrating his story and navigating visitors through the ground-breaking technology used to bring him to life nearly one hundred years ago.

1 - first below copy