Hey, folks. Some of you may have attended the technology session at LEAD 2014 in Chicago. If you did you might remember seeing The Beam, a remote controlled robot that allowed a gentleman who is paraplegic to virtually visit museums from his bed in California.
I came across a news story in the Guardian that this week the Tate Museum in London is “letting art lovers remotely drive robots around the museum once everyone has gone home.” They’re doing this today through Sunday.
I’ve been to the Tate. It’s an extraordinary museum, and I absolutely plan to “visit” it again after hours.
You can read the article at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2722995/Explore-Tate-Britain-dark-Scheme-lets-art-lovers-remotely-drive-robots-museum-gone-home.html