The student handbook for the ETC students who entered in the program in August of 2021.
Interbots is a young, dynamic company with a passion for creating entertaining experiences with characters.
Interbots started in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2005 as a spinoff of Carnegie Mellon University’s Entertainment Technology Center.
Our primary goal at Interbots is to create compelling interactive characters who enable memorable experiences with their guests. To that end, we specialize in the design and construction of custom interactive characters (both physical and virtual), control software, and interactive multimedia content. Quasi, our first animatronic character, was selected to be the mascot of the World’s Fair for Kids, and has made numerous television appearances including ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Evening News Eye on America, Regis and Kelly, the Science Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Quasi has been featured in several academic conferences, including the SIGGRAPH 2005 Emerging Technologies Exhibition in Los Angeles, CA. Our second character, Moxi, was built for the Singapore Science Center, where she is currently installed.
In 2007, Interbots began exploring the adaptation of our technology to consumer products, specifically toys for children. We hope to release our first robotic toy character to the market in 2010.
- Seema Patel (06), CEO
- Dave Culbya (06), Software
- Sabrina Haskell (05), Design
- Andy Hosmer (06), Mechanical Designer