THE MOB MUSEUM INTRODUCES “MOE-BOT” TELEPRESENCE SYSTEM TO REACH BROADER AUDIENCES, ENHANCE EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
System to Launch April 1
LAS VEGAS (January 2016) - Your next tour of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, could be via a robotic device you control from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Beginning Monday, April 1, "Moe-Bot," a BeamPro telepresence robot created by Suitable Technologies, will enable Museum guests to "visit" the Museum via their computer screen or mobile device and direct their Museum experience almost as personally as if they were physically there.
Introduced as a way to expand the Museum's audience reach to include anyone who cannot visit the Museum in person, Moe-Bot will be used to enable visitors to participate in live, immersive, interactive, guided tours of the museum by a computer from virtually anywhere in the world.
"This system is not only technologically impressive, but also will give members of our community who cannot visit the Museum—even visitors across the globe—a high-quality, engaging Museum experience they otherwise couldn't have enjoyed," explains Ashley Misko, director of marketing and public relations, The Mob Museum. "Best of all, the system is incredibly easy to use."
Once a user logs onto the system, his or her face appears on Moe-Bot's screen, which is mounted on a mobile stand whose movement the user controls. In this way, the visitor gives the impression of being physically inside the Museum. A Museum guide accompanies the Moe-Bot visitor to answer any questions, point out must-see displays and ensure each tour experience is interactive and personalized. In the case of school groups using Moe-Bot, the teacher can control the device while its video feed is projected for his or her class to watch.
For more information or to register for a Moe-Bot guided tour of The Mob Museum, go to http://themobmuseum.org/plan-your-visit/moe-bot/ or call (702) 229-2734.
ABOUT THE MOB MUSEUM
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is a world-class destination in downtown Las Vegas dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement. The Museum presents unbelievable stories about the Mob, its impact on Las Vegas history and unique imprint on the world. True stories of Mob history are brought to life in an eye-opening style via interactive exhibits, high-tech theater presentations and nearly 1,000 authentic artifacts, the largest collection of Mob and law enforcement memorabilia under one roof. Since opening in 2012, The Mob Museum has accumulated numerous accolades, including being named one of the "Best Places to Travel in 2015" by Travel + Leisure Magazine, "A Must for Travelers" by The New York Times, one of "20 Places Every American Should See" by Fox News and Budget Travel magazine, "9 Reasons to Visit Las Vegas" by CNNgo, a finalist for the "Best Wider World Project Award," by the British Guild of Travel Writers and "Best Museum" by Nevada Magazine. Admission is $23.95 for adults ages 18 and over with special pricing for online purchase, children, seniors, military, law enforcement, Nevada residents, and teachers. The Museum is open daily; visit the website for up-to-date operating hours. For more information, call (702) 229-2734 or visit www.TheMobMuseum.org. Connect on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheMobMuseum or Twitter @TheMobMuseum.