RoboThespian Quickstart

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Quick Start Guide

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This is a guide to first installation and operation of RoboThespian aimed at new customers.

Minimum Installation Requirements

  • Suitable for indoor use only. Recommended room temperature: 10°C - 30°C, relative humidity: 45% - 60%
  • Standard domestic mains power in the range 100v - 250v AC
  • A barrier to prevent contact between visitors and RoboThespian.
  • Wired internet network connection with good bandwidth - required for remote support, fault resolution, and the application of updates and new software/content features.see Network Setup

Do's and Don'ts

Green tickY Do follow the instructions in this wiki
Green tickY Do maintain your RoboThespian to ensure it operates safely
Green tickY Do switch off your RoboThespian if it is damaged or malfunctioning
Green tickY Do treat your RoboThespian with care and respect

Green tickN Don't allow visitors to touch RoboThespian
Green tickN Don't disconnect any air or electrical connections while RoboThespian is switched on or has the compressed air supply connected
Green tickN Don't use solvent cleaners or abrasive pads on RoboThespian
Green tickN Don't make modifications or alterations to any settings without consulting the manufacturer first
Green tickN Don't remove any covers to electrical components unless instructed to do so
Green tickN Don't hotplug any cables. Shut down robot and disconnect mains power before plugging / unplugging any cable

Safe Operation Sheet

Supervisors working in robot area must be familiar with this sheet!

If you do not have a copy please print the sheet and keep it at the robot's location.

Click on the image below to view or download:

Safe Operation Sheet - RoboThespian.pdf

Unpacking and Assembly

How to unpack and assemble your robot.

  • RoboThespian in boxes
  • RoboThespian Assembled

See RoboThespian Unpacking & Assembly and watch the video.

Setting up the supplied compressor

If your RoboThespian is supplied with a compressor please see Compressor Unpacking and Assembly

  • Compressor

Starting up RoboThespian

RoboThespian and the touchscreen kiosk will start up automatically as soon as they are plugged into the mains power.

Control your RoboThespian from the touchscreen kiosk

The touchscreen kiosk offers you and your visitors an intuitive and easy way to interact with RoboThespian.

Now that your robot is up and running, get familiar with the features of the Touchscreen

  • RoboThespian Touchscreen

Access RoboThespian's Control Panel

When connected to your LAN, you can access and control RoboThespian and modify settings.

Please see Control_Panel for further details.

  • Control Panel

Shutdown procedure

RoboThespian contains a PC and like any PC should be shut down fully before removing mains power.

Please see RoboThespian Shut Down for further details.

  • RoboThespian Shut Down

Explore further features

See and click on a feature to find out more

For more information and troubleshooting, please explore the links in the wiki,, or contact Engineered Arts if you can not find the information you are looking for in the wiki.