Technology and history have come together at the County Museum in Dundalk.
The museum’s latest gadget is a machine that looks like a human being and talks to you like one.
Casio Virtual Presenter, the first of its kind in Europe, has just been installed there. The only other model is in Japan.
The real life model talks to visitors from a screen shaped like a human head.
The machine’s appearance and voice can be changed. It also offers multilingual support for visitors who speak various languages.
It gives a comentary on four key museum exhibit: Vere Foster, Napper Tandy, King William of Orange and Olympian Beatrice Hill-Lowe.
A full size version will be installed in the reception area in the coming weeks. It will introduce the visitor to the museum in general and will then guide them to the desktop virtual presenter.
Brian Walsh curator said it provides a voice to museum objects telling the story behind the objects.
Oliver Davis, Business Development Manager, Casio UK, said the desktop and full-sized virtual presenters can be updated as exhibitions in the museum change.
It’s called Cassie-O.