​From October 21 until October 29, 2017 the Niet Normaal Foundation presented the ROBOT LOVE Embassy as part of the World Design Event, which was held during Dutch Design Week 2017 in Eindhoven. The ROBOT LOVE Embassy explored the relationship between humans and robots.

Record breaking amount of visitors of the ROBOT LOVE Embassy!
The ROBOT LOVE Embassy in the former department store V&D in the center of Eindhoven, was visited by more than 60.000 visitors. In the programme below you will find the activities that were held during the week of the ROBOT LOVE Embassy.

The Army of Love is a group of love soldiers, founded by Ingo Niermann, from the observation that the sexual revolution in the 60s did not lead to an equal distribution of love. There are major differences between people in high demand, and people barely seen. Love soldiers strive to ensure that love is available to everyone. Inclusion is paramount. The ROBOT LOVE Embassy explored the relationship between humans and robots. With the Technological Universities of Delft, Eindhoven and the University Twente, robots were programmed to learn from their interactions with humans. During nine days visitors could practice in giving and receiving love in the Living Lab of the ROBOT LOVE Embassy.

A Shelter for Abandoned Robots served as a first step to entice passersby and consumers to join. They could practice how to build a mutual relationship with an unknown robot. Artists and coaches guide them on their way.


The ROBOT LOVE Embassy was the prelude of the large scale art exhibition and programme ROBOT LOVE that will be held in Eindhoven from 15 September till 2 December 2018.

Sunday 29 October

Performance: Paul Segers @V&D Building

Saturday 28 October, 11.00-18.00

reFURBYshment @V&D Building

Friday 27 October, 16.00–17.30

Official launch Call for Cyborgs @V&D building

Thursday 26 October, 16.30–19.00

Inclusive Innovation Day @V&D Building

Wednesday, 25 October, 17:00-18:00

Intimacy @People's Pavilion

Wednesday 25 October, 15.00 - 17.00

Discussion: Robots in the class room @V&D Building

Wednesday 25 October, 15.00 - 16.00

Q&A with the Grey @V&D Building

Tuesday 24 October 16.00

Lecture by Tobias Revell @V&D Building

Tuesday 24 October 14.00

Lecture: Love Life by Ingo Niermann @People’s Pavilion

Monday 23 October 15.00–17.00

Workshop Cure and Care @V&D Building

Sunday 22 October, 17:00-18:00

Volkskrant Design table @People's Pavilion

Saturday 21 October, 16:00-17:00

Good design for a bad world: Terrorism @People's Pavilion

Saturday 21 October, 15.00–16.00

Love & robots @ABN AMRO House, Klokgebouw

Saturday 21 october | Sunday 22 October | Thursday 26 october

Hackalong Jan de Coster @V&D Building

1 January 2018

Frankenstein Year 2018

24 February 2018