On Friday 9 October, Robot Pepper officially launched the construction of LAB42 in style. A live stream showed Pepper, a future resident of the RoboLab in LAB42, symbolically operating the pile driver. And that meant construction had now officially begun!
The start of construction was celebrated entirely in the style of the innovative character of LAB42, with – in addition to the robot – a homemade deepfake video in which Alan Turing and fellow scientists wished the LAB42 stakeholders success. Viewers could also walk around the building by means of a VR tour. The Executive Board, the municipality of Amsterdam, the architect and interior architect also shared their vision of the LAB42 concept.
10 am – 10.35 am: Film & presentations
10.35 am – 10.45 am: I finally get to bash the pole into the ground with my hammer!
10.45 am – 11.30 am: Questions & chat with the architect and interior architect
11.30 am: Conclusion