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Transport museum launches "Internet Corner"

The Transport and Communications museum in Lucerne, which is one of the country’s most popular attractions, has opened a new section: The Internet Corner.

This content was published on December 2, 1999 - 17:47

The Transport and Communications museum in Lucerne, which is one of the country’s most popular attractions, has opened a new section: The Internet Corner.

The main highlight for visitors is a glass cube inhabited by a number of robots that can be manipulated via the Internet. Using Internet commands, the robots can be directed through a maze and made to cross obstacles.

The robots are about the size of a sugar cube. They were developed by the robotics department of the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.

While the Internet Corner also sketches the development of the World Wide Web, it also allows those who have never gone online or done any surfing to get their feet wet.
The exhibition was launched as a joint project between the institute and The Blue Window, which is one of Switzerland’s main Internet providers.

From staff and wire reports.

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