Your human lookalike

Breathe life into the character of your choice. Mesmer is an Engineered Arts system for building realistic humanoid robots that are powerful, elegant and cost-effective. Whether you’re promoting a brand, IP or the life of an actual person, Mesmer will never fail to stun onlookers. 

Impossibly lifelike

Expressive like nothing else, Mesmer can display a huge range of human emotion. Each Mesmer robot is designed and built from 3D in-house scans of real people, allowing us to imitate human bone structure, skin texture and expressions convincingly. 

You don’t have to be a tech genius to use Mesmer. In fact, you don’t need to code at all. Thanks to our Tritium operating system, Mesmer can be programmed intuitively and controlled remotely from any location.

Create wonder with ease

Become the robot, stun the crowd

Our telepresence software TinMan enables you to be Mesmer remotely and create breathtaking moments of interaction with the people around him. 

  • Make robot-human conversation as natural as a chat between friends
  • Control conversations from anywhere
  • Automated eye-contact and micro-facial movements
  • Complexity taken care of so you can focus on wowing onlookers

Full control at your fingertips

Our intuitive touchscreen interface gives your visitors control over Mesmer. 

  • Designed for casual, non-tech users
  • Create your own library of routines
  • Control the robot at the press of a button 
  • Durable touchscreen kiosk suitable for public environments
remote content

Drag and drop simple

Our drag and drop content manager lets you pick out our pre-installed content to create your own awe-inspiring moments.

  • Simply log in from a browser on any internet device
  • Create sequences of speech, song and movement – and edit it all on the go
  • Huge library of pre-programmed material 
  • Only get technical if you want to

What people say

“Engineered Arts have been very supportive”

"As far as I have worked with various robotic platforms, RoboThespian is a unique one in terms of its design and features. The well-designed and elegant structure of RoboThespian allows mimicking human movements in a seamless way. The simplicity of its backend system in programming complex tasks has enabled us to teach students to program complex movements scenarios and behaviours. The team of Engineered Arts have been very supportive in guiding us through the installation and programming steps. Due to these facts, I would highly recommend Engineered Arts technologies for any robotics lab"
Dr. Abdullah Almeshal, College of Technological Studies – RAiLab, Kuwait.

We were fantastically supported by Marcus

"We worked with Engineered Arts to develop custom content for our RoboThespian, including our own touchscreen interface design. We were fantastically supported by Marcus and the team throughout the customisation process. We were able to create the baseline content wholly through user testing ideas with online participants using Virtual RoboThespian via video calls. It was a really useful tool for engaging with users virtually during the pandemic and allowed us to tailor the content in terms of both script, tone and movement. The whole process gave us a fantastic amount of freedom to create something that hasn’t existed in a science centre before! Our early visitors have said "It’s fascinating to see a human sized robot" and "He's really visually striking this is the exhibit that resonates the most"
Rose O’Reilly, Content Developer, We The Curious, Bristol UK

Grandparents and toddlers singing, laughing and creating memories together

Our RoboThespian has been greeting visitors at the entrance to Carnegie Science Center’s “RoboWorld™” for over a decade, introducing the gallery, explaining robot basics, conducting sing-alongs, and cracking bad jokes to hundreds of thousands of guests. Technically, the ease of maintenance and the responsivity of the Engineered Arts team ensure his ‘down time’ has been minimal; any software glitches (few and far between) or updates can be handled remotely, and the ordering and delivery of occasional replacement parts is swift and efficient. And the interface kiosk for guest use is intuitive and engaging; my offices are right off the RoboWorld gallery, so I have the benefit of seeing a wide demographic of visitors enthralled by his antics. Especially satisfying is seeing multi-generation engagement – grandparents and toddlers signing, laughing and creating memories together. “Andy Roid” (a nod to both our founder Andrew Carnegie and ‘androids’) is a favorite of both staff and guests. 
Dennis Bateman, Director, Carnegie Science Center

I cannot thank Engineered Arts enough!

"I cannot thank Engineered Arts enough for their fabulous robot. The robot itself is top quality design and engineering, and we are constantly surprised by the elegance of the design and the quality of the make and materials. It is astonishingly reliable. The technical support is as outstanding as the robot, with experts able to direct and assist with the running on every detail of the robot. We were concerned about having enough technical ability to own a robot. We needn't have worried. The interface is extremely intuitive, allowing us to really be creative with full confidence in the robot and the supporting software. Our robot is very well received by people, and allows us full freedom in our creative industry. Both the robot and the team are brilliant, and I cannot recommend highly enough."
Lucy Seal, Curator of Ai-Da Robot. The world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist

“It´s easier than Ikea to set up!”

"When we approached Engineered Arts about RoboThespian we had a bold project in mind, we wanted to ask local school children to create content for the robot to engage the local community around green energy projects in Scotland. Engineered Arts took the children's ideas and created bespoke content that visitors can play from our touchscreen console that was supplied. Our installation engineer said "It´s easier than Ikea to set up, It was real fun! My compliments, I was pretty impressed!"
Bryan Snelling, Aberdeen Science Centre

What people ask

With intuitive software and an easy interface, you don’t need to be a robotics expert to use Mesmer. There is, however, a wiki guide if you need it – and we can train one of your team to use our TinMan telepresence tech in less than an hour.

If anything doesn’t go to plan, our engineers can access and troubleshoot your robot remotely, instantly diagnosing the problem and often fixing any issue on the spot, even something as small as an eyelid movement. 

Mesmer is designed to be modular, so you can remove the head with one click and no tools, and swap it for another.

You have to see it to believe it


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