The goal of TOURBOT is the development of an
interactive tour-guide robot able to provide
individual access to museums' exhibits and
cultural heritage over the Internet. TOURBOT
operates as the user's avatar in the museum
by accepting command over the web that direct
it to move in its workspace and visit specific
exhibits; besides, TOURBOT can also act as a
flexible, on-site museum-guide.
More specifically, the objectives of the project
are the following:
(1) develop a robotic avatar with
advanced navigation capabilities that
will be able to move (semi)autonomously
in the museum's premises.
(2) develop appropriate web interfaces to the
robotic avatar that will realize distant-user's
telepresence, i.e facilitate scene
observation through the avatar's eyes,
(3) facilitate personalized and realistic
observation of the museum exhibits, and
(4) enable on-site, interactive museum tour-guides.
These pages were designed by Dimitris Tzanis, created and maintained by Lena Gaga. Last update: Jan. 31 2000