Robot guide for museum visitors

March 27th, 2006 by Gabriel Bodard

(Seen at Rogueclassicism)

Robot guide for museum visitors

Cicerobot to steer tourists round Agrigento museum (ANSA) – Palermo, March 21

A flaming-red robot will soon be guiding tourists round a Sicilian archaeological collection .

The 1.5-metre-high robot, named Cicerobot by his creators, is kitted out with wheels, a keyboard, a monitor, video camera and sensors, enabling him to steer visitors safely through the rooms of Agrigento’s Regional Archaeological Museum .

“Cicerobot is able to plan out tours in accordance with the needs of individual visitors,” explained Antonio Chella, head of the Palermo University robotics laboratory that invented the mechanism.

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