University of Michigan Museum of Art Brings Robots to the Art World

The University of Michigan Museum of Art and the university’s Robotics Institute are developing a robot that can organically converse as a docent with visitors, responding to questions and facilitating a deeper conversation about the artwork on view.

John Turner, UMMA’s senior manager of museum technology, stated “I think what we’re really trying to do is figure out how humanities-based collecting organizations like museums can become central research hubs for engineering projects more relevant to society at large.” [University of Michigan]

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