ARTNET NEWS | ROBOTS FOR VIRTUAL TOURS

Apr 20, 2020 | Media

Artnet News

Artnet News recently featured Ohmni for virtual tours with Avant Gallery.

 

R2D2, Museum Docent? Some Art Spaces Are Now Using Robots to Give Locked-Down Visitors Virtual Tours of Their Exhibitions

The gallery is using an Ohmni Robot, developed by Silicon Valley tech company Ohmni Labs in 2017. The technology includes a 13-megabyte camera on a tilting neck that swivels, offering the operator a nearly 360-degree view of the environment. The gallery sends clients with appointments a link and password to log in and take control of the robot, which serves as the collector’s avatar—or “Avantar,” as they’ve taken to calling it.

This article was originally published Sarah Cascone in Artnet News.  To view the full article about Ohmni for virtual tours, click the button below.

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