Agrigento, Italy, is enlisting a robot to lead visitors on tours of the facility. Outfitted with wheels, a keyboard, a monitor, video camera and sensors, Cicerobot will help visitors navigate the museum and provide information on the exhibits:
Harris Dindo, part of the science team at Palermo University that developed the robot, said: "It uses the technique of latent semantic analysis, which means it can answer many of the questions tourists throw at it and have intelligent interaction with them."
ZDNet has more. Via SmartMobs and cross-posted at Off Center.

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Pezzotto said...

An account of the Cicerobot and his outdoor cousin, Robotanic, is at http://lorenzoriano.wordpress.com/2010/08/02/robotic-tales-from-the-real-world/