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Now you can roam Britain’s Tate museum after-dark using a self-controlled robot

Starting this month, the Tate museum in London is allowing the public to go through the museum’s collection after-dark, all while using self-controlled robots. Four robots have been designed for these museum adventures and can be controlled by people all over the world through a web portal.

Every few minutes the robots choose new operators to drive them through the galleries and exhibition spaces via on-screen buttons or keyboard arrows. The robots can even look up and down, simulating a real-life art museum visit.

The project is named ‘After Dark’ and was the winning project for the IK Prize 2014, an annual prize presented by Tate which ‘celebrates digital creativity and seeks to widen access to art through the application of digital technology’. Looks like they’ve definitely widened the access to art!

Via Design Boom

Self-controlled robots at Tate museum in London
Self-controlled robots at Tate museum in London
Self-controlled robots at Tate museum in London
Self-controlled robots at Tate museum in London

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