intelligent robot creatures

Smartphone kit brings 1 or 2 RC toys to life. Easy setup.


Built on AI from MIT.

The app

View of the robot from the app


Kit setup


The supported robot

Hexbug Spider (5 different colors)

Hexbug Spider (5 different colors)


About us

Bots Alive is developed by Emoters, Inc. Our vision is to develop simple, animal-like robots that seem alive. We are based in Austin and are led by Dr. Bradley Knox, who researched human-robot interaction and artificial intelligence at the MIT Media Lab and at UT Austin.