SEATTLE — The Seattle Art Museum has a new option for bed-ridden art lovers: a robot called “Beam.”
KOMO-TV reported the museum is testing Beam for people who would otherwise not be able to take its tour.
Henry and Jane Evans are two people who took advantage of the virtual museum tour. Henry Evans suffered a stroke that left him a quadriplegic and bed ridden with no voice.
But using “Beam,” a robot with a wide angle cameras, he can navigate around the museum.
The Seattle museum is one of seven in the country testing the “Beam” robots for possible permanent use. They cost $16,000, last eight hours on a charge, and just need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to the Internet.