The Abu Dhabi Art Fair will open its doors to the world by allowing anyone with a simple web connection to take control of a robot and guide it through the fair.
The After Dark experience will take place every evening during the week of the fair, once visitors have left the building. Equipped with cameras, the robots will then be set free, ready to be directed by anyone who logs in remotely to steer them around. Although the building will be in darkness, lights mounted on the robots’ heads will allow users to navigate their way through the galleries to view the artwork. The robots will become an extension of the user, allowing them to experience art at night like never before, through an online broadcast of the fair.