Access to cultural exhibits is a central issue in museums and exhibition galleries that is recently approached under a new, technological perspective. Although the cultural industries’ practices in the cases of museums and cultural exhibits have remained practically unchanged for long, in recent years we are witnessing a gradual adoption of media-technologies in various aspects, such as collections archiving and digital document preservation, media- and Web-presentation, graphical animations, etc. Lately, Internet and Web-based technologies have been employed for providing access, mostly to images of exhibited objects. In few cases, the incorporation of higher-end technology, such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or robotics, is explored. In this paper we present such an effort, the TOURBOT project (an acronym for TOUr-guide RoBOT), which emphasize
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