Go on a virtual tour with robots!

Chesster, Robert Bunzil and Kasparov

The National Museum of Australia, based in Canberra ATC, is letting their laser-guided robots Kasparov and Chesster loose!

No need to worry though, these robots are not Daleks and they won’t exterminate, but they move around just as effortlessly as Dr Who’s nemesis.

Kasparov and Chesster will be providing a free virtual interactive tour of the museum to remote visitors.

In partnership with the National Museum of Australia, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) and the Department of Communications, the Geraldton Digital Hub is offering the community free virtual tours from computer terminals at its Marine Terrace headquarters.

City of Greater Geraldton Digital Hub Project Coordinator, David Boyes, said tours will be running during the school holidays on April 10 and 23 with sessions for children at 10.30 am and adults at 1.30pm.

“The tour is a fun holiday activity for families to enjoy and is also an opportunity for people to see the NBN high speed broadband in action,” he said.

“There is limited places for both adult and children sessions, so it’s important to book your spot!

“We also have a range of free training sessions taking place this month for those who would like to learn and engage more in computer technology.” Said Mr Boyes.

“Topics guide you through from turning the computer on to engaging in online video communication, editing photos, interacting with friends and family through email and Facebook, and getting through the basics of word processing.

“The Digital Hub also offer free one-on-one sessions, clients are able to choose what they would like to learn.”

Training sessions for this month:


Wednesday 19

Windows 8 – 1.30pm to 3pm

Thursday 20

Microsoft Word – 1.30pm to 3pm Microsoft Excel – 3pm to 4.30pm

Friday 21

Twitter – 9am to 10.30pm E-Readers – 3.30pm to 5pm

Monday 24

Computer Basics – .30am to 12pm eBay – 3.30pm to 5pm

Tuesday 25

Facebook – 9.30am to 11pm Skype – 11am to 12.30pm

Wednesday 26

Internet Basics – 1.30pm to 3pm Effective Internet Searching – 3pm to 4.30pm

Thursday 27

Upload & Share Photos – 1.30pm to 3pm Edit Photos – 3pm to 4.30pm

Friday 28

NBN Information Session – 3pm to 4pm


To register your place in the virtual tour, or for more information about training at the Digital Hub, contact David Boyes on (08) 9965 6749 or email davidv@cgg.wa.gov.au.