About us

bots_alive's vision is to develop simple, animal-like robots that seem alive. Our first product brings robots alive through a combination of your smartphone, a Hexbug® Spider (made by Innovation First International), and our      bots_alive kit.

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 after studying psychology at Texas A&M. bots_alive is supported by a National Science Foundation SBIR grant.