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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Take An Art Gallery Tour From Aggie, The Robot

Meet Aggie, the World-First Robot Who’ll Be Taking Tours at the Art Gallery of Western Australia

Dominic Powell | May 24, 2016

Robots can now add fine art commentating to their list of capabilities, with the Art Gallery of Western Australia introducing its first robot tour guide this month.
The 60-centimetre robot is called Aggie and will be taking tours around parts of the gallery every month from May 28 onwards.
Aggie is the world’s first robot art gallery guide, and despite her size, she is programmed to be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
Aggie is programmed with information about artists and artworks, along with soundscapes that attempt to engage viewers with the paintings. She can maintain eye contact, walk, sing, talk and even give high fives.


<more at; related articles and links: (Meet Aggie the robot art expert at AGWA. May 18, 2016) and (Aggie - the World's First Art Gallery Engagement Robot. 2016)>

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