Robot lets people remotely experience an Italian vacation

SanPellegrino’s latest campaign ‘Three Minutes in Italy’ allowed US Facebook users to take a tour of the village of Taormina in Sicily, through the eyes of a robot.  Participants could choose between two live experiences.  The first was via a ground-based robot which users could drive around and connect with passers-by through a two-way audio and video connection.  The robot’s built-in language translation capability helped the ‘virtual tourists’ talk with the village locals whilst the face of the robot displayed the Facebook user’s profile picture. The second experience was through a Skybot, which showed the Facebook users stunning views of Sicily from high above.
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Via: psfk