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Interbots is a company dedicated to creating compelling interactive characters who enable memorable interactions with their guests. We believe in technological transparency: technology should support the experience, not be the experience.

Creating wholly-formed physical characters from scratch requires the work of many people from a number of disciplines. Our team includes people with backgrounds in robotics, mechanical and electrical engineering, industrial design, show control systems, graphic design, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction, psychology, and theater.

Interbots spun out of academic research conducted at Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center The ETC is a 2-year Master's Degree Program that brings students from artistic and technical backgrounds together to work on innovative projects.

For all commercial inquiries, please contact

The following sections describe the basic tenets of our company, or you may use the links in the menu bar above for more in-depth information.

The Forces that Drive Us
to do What We do.

Folks on the Team,
Past & Present.

Our Philosophies.

How this project came to
be, and where it's been.

A Quick List of Frequently Asked
Questions About our Project.

Links to Inspirations &
Product Suppliers