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Introducing RoboThespian, the ultimate acting humanoid designed for human interaction in a public environment. The first and most iconic robot from Engineered Arts. Featuring an incredibly expressive range of movements and emotions, he is the perfect talking robot. The charming and elegant design is perfectly balanced and amazes wherever he travels. He is at home as an entertainer, salesman, an actor in a film or theatre or as a teacher. Just set him up and watch him go.  Robothespian can be animated on the fly, or ahead of time. He can also be inhabited remotely, making him the ultimate telepresence device.

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RoboThespian is the perfect prop for social media addicts to up their selfie game. Great for the selfie snapper of course, and an even better way of drawing more attention to a brand or attraction through social media. With a smart hashtag campaign, RoboThespian easily recruits other people to market for you. And because of his endless customisation, each one will be as unique as the people snapping the selfies.


Acting Robot in Play Spillikin RoboThespian


RoboThespian steals the show wherever he goes. In this beautiful piece of theatre “Spillikin”, “There will be an internal “wow” when you first see “him”… come the end you will have forgotten it’s a robot.”. RoboThespian stars alongside 4 actors, in a touching play that explores the sensitive and very human themes, of love, death, betrayal, decay and disease. All handled extremely sensitively with RoboThespian playing a large role. This particular RoboThespian has been customised with our state of the art projected head, typically found on Socibot. This means a huge range of facial emotion can be accurately displayed with the subtle nuance, normally only achievable through human actors. RoboThespian can be ordered in this configuration, or with the classic face.



At Engineered Arts, we are always innovating and improving our products. Our robots are rather smart and need powerful computing to run them, but in a form factor that makes life easier for our customers and engineers. This is why we use the proven platform of the Intel NUC. This provides the power and size required. It also has a huge support base already, making troubleshooting much easier. And because these computers are self contained, and have uniform dimensions and are in many other products outside of our robots, the economy of scale makes it very affordable for a customer to upgrade in the future.

Easy to use browser based 3D animation software included for free!


How to use it.


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People love RoboThespian a lot. But if you just want to give him a little bit of extra uniqueness. Ask about customising the design to suit your needs. That’s exactly what Chicago Museum of Science and Industry did for their Robot Revolution Exhibit. Hence we designed and made a very lovable square-faced RoboThespian. Without sacrificing any of the benefits of a standard RoboThespian. He even gained a controllable blue LED antenna.


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RoboThespian comes with a packed library of impressions, greetings, songs and gestures. Routines include:


  • Toy Story
  • Sound of Music
  • Jaws
  • RoboCop
  • Celine Dion
  • Jungle Book
  • Lost in Space
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Silence of the Lambs
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Singing in the Rain
  • I am not a Robot


Also included:

Custom content made specifically to suit your needs.

(Purchase: 10mins, Rental: 5mins)

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What our Customers Say

Imagine a robot that doesn’t behave like a robot.


A robot with natural intelligence. A robot that captivates and inspires wherever it goes. Introducing TinMan. Telepresence, by Engineered Arts. Now you can be the robot from anywhere in the world. TinMan hands you real-time control of RoboThespian or SociBot. Using inbuilt cameras and microphones, you can control its gaze, enter a natural conversation, and trigger content on the fly. Automated features like maintaining eye contact keep interaction compelling and believable. Allowing you to concentrate on the fun stuff. BLOWING PEOPLE’S MINDS! TinMan offers unrivalled levels of engagement and provides lasting positive memories about your business or attraction. Complex technology and clever design, disappear into simple intuitive use. Enabling truly breathtaking interaction, with no distractions, while instant visual feedback of the robot keeps you looking the part. This powerful software is packed into the simplicity of a browser. So no need to install anything. Designed from the ground up, TinMan works on desktop, tablet and even smartphone. So you can beam into any of your robots. Just log in and go.

Hand control to anybody.


All RoboThespians come with a rugged, public facing touchscreen kiosk. People can select languages, trigger content, animate the robot and see what its sensors see. The interface allows people of all ages and backgrounds to actively engage and control RoboThespian. The kiosk arrives ready to go with your pre-programmed content & languages already set up. Just plug in and go. As the robot administrator, you can use our web-based software to manage and customise, what your public can see and do on the kiosk. You can even upload your own graphics to the kiosk for a truly personalised interface.

For users wishing to delve more deeply into the possibilities afforded by our robots, we provide an integrated developer environment where you can use Python to create your own control functions and subroutines for the robot. Use the robot’s many sensors to register data from the environment; control the hardware to make the robot truly responsive.

To know him is to love him.

RoboThespian is great looking: expressive, in tune with his emotions, talented, funny, intelligent, has a great job and loves to make people smile. It’s no wonder is he is a real hit wherever he travels. No matter the age or gender, people find him endearing. Meaning people are truly engaged when he delivers a message. Whether in a museum environment, making a sales pitch at a conference or delivering a rib tickling stand up comedy routine, it is guaranteed people will listen watch and enjoy the experience

Want to know more?

RoboThespian is complex machine made to be easy to operate. However, sometimes you might need some support. The first line of defence is the Engineered Arts wiki. This resource is jam packed with support items, tech specs and instructions. If you are still in need of support, our engineers can access and troubleshoot your robot from anywhere in the world. If you have any questions see our FAQ page, or contact us.