5G-TOURS partners are going to test 5G in Turin. This upcoming testing needs close collaboration between the partners. Thus, Ericsson is providing the 5G technology and infrastructure used by the City of Turin and TIM, RAI is providing 3D mapping and Fondazione Torino Musei with TIM and ATOS are creating a special virtual application.
On February 27th 2020, at Palazzo Madama, the operational phase of 5G-TOURS project had started. In this framework, the City of Turin and TIM are testing the 5G technology and infrastructure provided by Ericsson, with the aim to offer more efficient services to public users until 2022.
Thanks to the partnership with RAI, the 3D mapping of the ceramics collection has begun in the Museum. This will allow visitors to explore the precious collection having a more complete experience and direct access to information concerning origin, period of manufacture and techniques used. In 2021 it will be possible to test the first version of the app that Fondazione Torino Musei is creating with TIM and ATOS: the visit experience will be increased by rotating the ceramics in a virtual way and, in addition, by giving the possibility to explore the main floor of the Palace.
Moreover, in 2021, the use of small robots equipped with artificial intelligence will offer guests a remote guided tour of the collections located in the basement of the building, normally closed to the public, as well as of the GAM (Galleria d’Arte Moderna). The Gallery will also be the set for another educational intervention: the work of Nicola De Maria artist will be recreated on an interactive wall allowing students to work with shapes and colors of his paintings.
The general experimentation will take place mainly in three blocks: increased visitor experience, remote visits and robotics.