Today's robots are nothing short of astonishing. Those coming in the not-too-distant future are simply revolutionary—and they are becoming eerily like us.

What does it take to make a humanoid robot—a robot that can do anything we can do without the benefit of a human brain? How close are scientists to replicating some of the particularly challenging human characteristics? (Think fingers and toes.)

The Saint Louis Science Center Active Creativity Partners is a network of actively creative people in our region, including hackers, visual artists, do-it-yourselfers, actors, musicians and crafters to name a few.

On Saturday, July 18, from 10am to 4pm, the Active Creativity Partners will host The Bright Ideas Expo 2015: Celebrating St. Louis Makers at the Saint Louis Science Center.

Learn what it is like to travel, live and work in space. Settle into the Orthwein StarBay for a must see Planetarium Show and explore the Boeing Space Station above on the StarBridge. 

Learn about engineering and construction challenges and principles, from skyscrapers to bridges, highways and, of course, arches, in the Structures Gallery. Come prepared for a fully hands-on experience!