Expo.02 – RoboX

Customer: Expo.02 – Swiss National Exhibition
Date: May to November 2002



Develop a mobile robotics solution to guide visitors for 6 months.


  • Handle five thousands visitors per day
  • Interact in four languages
  • Ensure safety of visitors at all time


Eleven RoboXs have been specifically developed for and implemented at the exhibition in order to handle the huge flow of visitors. The RoboX reacts to his environment and expresses his emotions with his eyes and eyebrows. A LED matrix in RoboX’s right eye displays icons and short animations. With four tactile keys, RoboX was able to handle simple interaction with the public and in particular define which of the four Swiss national languages to use.