CSIRO is developing technology that will allow remote visitors to 'visit' a museum using a semi-autonomous mobile robot and an immersive web interface. The system is designed to allow remote visitors to feel as though they are on an actual tour in the museum.
The enabler for this rich and interactive online experience will be the high-bandwidth National Broadband Network (NBN).
Hosted by the National Museum of Australia, the first deployment and trial of the system will take place in the newly opened Landmarks Gallery and will involve students from schools across Australia.
Providing an enhanced educational experience
CSIRO and the National Museum of Australia are collaborating to design and develop technology, content, and educational programs that combine to provide an experience that is:
- The remote student feels as if they are present in the gallery
- Remote students engage in discussions with the educator and other students on their tour
- Students can explore digital content that is relevant to the current conversation