Whether you're interested in software development, hardware integration, or social interaction, our robots provide versatile, flexible authoring and demonstration platforms. Fully programmable, the pre-installed interface is simple to use for even novice programmers; we also offer full API access to academic institutions.

The standard RoboThespian design offers over 30 degrees of freedom, a plethora of sensors, and embedded software incorporating text-to-speech synthesis in 20 languages, facial tracking and expression recognition. The newly developed RoboThespian 4.0 will offer a substantial upgrade, adding additional motion range in the upper body and the option of highly adept manipulative hands.

If you're looking for a customized robotic solution to meet your research or commercial needs, we also offer bespoke design with a complete in-house development cycle. We can take your idea from concept to design, machining, testing and prototyping, using state of the art CNC machining and a wealth of embedded electronics expertise. See 'Custom robots' for more information about how we can assist your research lab or business. We also offer substantial discounts for institutions meeting our research criteria. Learn more about the research opportunities afforded by RoboThespian and SociBot via the menus on the left, or test-drive RoboThespian with the Virtual Robot software package.