Even House-Bound Italophiles Can See Sicily With San Pellegrino Robot Tour
An app on San Pellegrino's Facebook page lets users control this ground-based robot for three minutes. San Pellegrino / Facebook
With Americans getting fewer vacation days and more work all the time, this could become the future of travel in the U.S. — but let’s hope not.
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Those in need of a brief vacation need simply go to San Pellegrino’s Facebook page, where an app allows them to choose between two live experiences. In the first, tour guide Marcelo walks you around with what looks like Johnny 5 from Short Circuit wearing a San Pellegrino sandwich board and a yellow helmet. This ground-based robot allows you to control it for three minutes, interacting with locals through a two-way (automatically translated) audio and video connection.
The second live experience involves an airborne Skybot, which shows the gorgeous aerial view, but alas does not match you up with any skydiving Italians.