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Museums trying out robots as tour guides

Market for telepresence robots is expected to grow from US$825m in 2015 to US$7b by 2022

A robot at the Musee de la Grande Guerre that can help visitors get close-up views of recreated World War I trenches.

Meaux, France

NEAR the edge of a parapet of stacked sandbags, a test robot rumbles, offering visitors hundreds of kilometres away a bleak view of military life in World War I trenches.

A real French or German soldier could never have seen more than about three metres along the...

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