One of the fundamental goal of Accademia dei bambini is to stimulate a dialogue between different generations. An animated object with human features was at the heart of the project “Burattini, marionette… robot e bambini very”, which ran from September 2016 to January 2017. The children, accompanied by adults, were confronted with a possible double of their own, a representation in the form of puppet, marionette and robot. The historical Compagnia Marionettistica Carlo Colla e Figli and the art director Massimo Sirelli with their shows and workshops accompanied the visitors of Accademia dei bambini in this fascinating journey of knowledge and discovery of themselves and others.