Your Robot Actor

Passersby stop in their tracks. Delegates keep asking for more. Crowds break into rapturous applause. Powered by our state-of-the-art technology, RoboThespian will perform however you wish and capture the attention of anyone, anywhere. 

A show stopping display

RoboThespian is the product of over 15 years of iteration and innovation in the hands of our expert robotics team. Powered by our unique Tritium operating system, RoboThespian is yours to command remotely from anywhere.

With a range of expressive movements, speech and songs that can be animated in advance or on the go, RoboThespian will create waves of excitement wherever you place them: at your theatre or trade show, on a live panel or TV show, in a room full of executives or a science park filled with visitors. 

Create wonder with ease

Become the robot, stun the crowd

Our telepresence software TinMan enables you to be RoboThespian 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 RoboThespian. 

  • 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 t

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 RoboThespian. 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.

Chances are, RoboThespian will run just as you want and you’ll need little help. But if there should be a hiccup, our engineers can access and troubleshoot your robot remotely from anywhere in the world, keeping downtime to a minimum.

We will ask you to put a barrier in place to protect the robot from human contact. RoboThespian is safe around people however, and at an event where we are supervising, we are happy to let people shake hands with our robot friend.

You have to see it to believe it


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