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Successful research projects funded by national and european projects
- Development of an interactive tour-guide robot
The goal of TOURBOT was 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 directs it to move in its workspace and visit specific exhibits.
It can also act as a flexible on-site museum-guide. It features advanced navigation capabilities that allow it to move (semi) autonomously in the museum's premises, appropriate web interfaces that realise distant-user's telepresence, i.e. facilitating scene observation through the avatar's eyes. It enables on-site, interactive museum tour-guides. So far it has been successfully used in a number of museums in Greece and abroad.