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Enhancing Museum Visitor Access Through Robotic Avatars Connected to the Web

Summary: Enhancing Museum Visitor Access Through Robotic
Avatars Connected to the Web
George Giannoulis, Mandy Coliou, George S. Kamarinos, Maria
Roussou, Foundation of the Hellenic World,
Panos Trahanias, Antonis Argyros, Dimitris Tsakiris Foundation for
Research and Technology -- Hellas, Greece,
Armin Cremers, Dirk Schulz, University of Bonn, Wolfram Burgard, Dirk
Haehnel, University of Freiburg, Germany
Vassilis Savvaides, THEON Mobile Platforms S.A, Greece,
Peter Friess, Deutsches Museum Bonn, Germany,
Dimitrios Konstantios, Andromachi Katselaki,
Byzantine and Christian
Museum of Athens Greece
Access to cultural exhibits is a central issue in museums and exhibition galleries that is recently
approached under a new, technological perspective. Although the cultural industries' practices in the
cases of museums and cultural exhibits have remained practically unchanged for long, in recent years
we are witnessing a gradual adoption of media-technologies in various aspects, such as collections
archiving and digital document preservation, media- and Web-presentation, graphical animations, etc.
The advent of such technologies contributes towards providing media-rich presentations of cultural


Source: Argyros, Antonis - Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas & Department of Computer Science, University of Crete
Trahanias, Panos - Institute of Computer Science, Foundation of Research and Technology, Hellas


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences