self-controlled robots let you roam tate britain after dark
 
self-controlled robots let you roam tate britain after dark
aug 13, 2014

self-controlled robots let you roam tate britain after dark

self-controlled robots let you roam tate britain after dark
all images courtesy of tate britain

 

 

 
broadcasting live from tate britain beginning tonight, the public will be able to navigate the museum’s collection of historic art using self-controlled robots, which can roam through the gallery spaces and exhibition halls. designed by london-based studio the workers, ‘after dark‘ — which was selected as the winning project of the IK prize 2014 — embodies the excitement of a prohibited, nocturnal voyage through one the world’s largest collections.

 

 


after dark at tate britain
video courtesy of tate

 

 

 

four robots designed for late night travel can be guided and controlled by people all over the world through a web portal. every few minutes the robots choose new operators to drive them through galleries and exhibition spaces, designed and developed specifically for this task. navigating the site can be enacted with on-screen buttons or a keyboard’s arrows, which directs their motion either forwards or backwards. they can also look up and down, scanning the artworks on display. the robots have been created in collaboration with RAL space (working alongside the UK space agency).

self-controlled robots allow to you roam tate's galleries after dark
the robots have been designed specifically to navigate the exhibition halls at the tate britain

self-controlled robots allow to you roam tate's galleries after dark
the robots roam the gallery after dark

self-controlled robots allow to you roam tate's galleries after dark
lights on the robots will bright historic works of art to public view

self-controlled robots allow to you roam tate britain's galleries after dark
the robotic vehicles are designed for nocturnal exploration

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