Tate Britain to let visitors view art at night using remote-controlled robots

What happens in museums when all the visitors leave and the lights turn off is no longer just a series of Ben Stiller movies, it’s now an interactive art project of its own. Later this year, Tate Britain — in London — will employ a small battalion of robots that live stream what they see to remote users on the internet who can actually take control and steer them around to particular pieces. Each unit is equipped with a flashlight, casting a type of light on the works that gallery visitors wouldn’t typically see unless they were a real-life character in a Dan Brown novel.

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