Working on RoboThespian

Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot on July 30, 2013 in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world's only maker of commercially available life sized humanoid robots. Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian robot is sold around the world to science centres and visitor attractions, but increasingly to academic research groups and universities where they are used as research and development platforms.

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Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world’s only maker of commercially available life-sized humanoid robots. Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian is sold around the world to science centres and visitor attractions, but increasingly to academic research groups and universities where they are used as research and development platforms.