Last week, with the collaboration between TIM and Fondazione Torino Musei, the first drive tests of the telepresence robot took place at Palazzo Madama and GAM. The tests provided indications on the robot’s ability to move in the rooms of the museum, on different types of floors, in the midst of artworks, glass and mirrors, on the quality of the transmitted images and on the semi-autonomous driving skills.

In the context of telepresence services, 5G-TOURS will implement different use cases that thanks to the 5G technology will extend the access to exclusive areas to previously excluded audiences as well as provide new educational experiences for schools. At Palazzo Madama, visitors will be “remotely accompanied” by a guide to visit the ancient Roman and mediaeval basements of the building through the “robot’s eye”, a really suggestive location that for safety reasons is generally closed to the public. At GAM, student classes will be able to perform directly from their schools a “treasure hunt” in which, by means of a gamification experience, they will be conducted through the paintings and sculptures of the museum while learning about the artists, techniques and curiosities of the artworks.

The next activities will focus on the definition of the specific contents targeted for the telepresence experience, the design and implementation of the platform to enable the use cases and further tests related to 5G connectivity and performances.