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Robots to help people experience art at London gallery

LONDON (NBC) -

Nocturnal robots are roaming the halls of London's Tate Gallery as part of a unique project that allows art lovers to explore the museum after hours.

When the gallery's doors close for the night, four remote-controlled machines will be set free to roam through 500 years of art.

Each machine will live stream its footage to the Tate's "After Dark" website, where art lovers around the world will be able to take turns controlling the robots' movements.

If they manage to get the robot to a work of art, a team of live art experts will be on hand to provide live commentary.

The project is meant to encourage access to art for the general public through digital technology.

One of the creators claims the robots can broadcast what they see in near real time.

The project goes live around the world on August 13 and will continue until August 17.

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