Before booking, please make sure that your computer and internet meet our minimum requirements. If you are unsure, feel free to contact us using the form below.

Internet – upload of at least 7 Megabits per second. check to determine your upload speed.

Computer – Check the relevant dropdown below.




  • CPU: Core 2 Duo or better
  • GPU: Intel GMA 950 / NVIDIA 6000 series / AMD Radeon X1000 series or better with latest graphics drivers
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3

MacOS 10.11 El Capitan with Hardware Metal Support

MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or later)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or later)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or later)
iMac (Late 2012 or later)
iMac Pro (2017 or later)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 or later)
Mac Pro (Mid 2010 or later with user upgraded GPU with Metal Support)


What Robots do you use?

The DJI Robomaster S1. Click here for a great video about these awesome machines!

How do I control the robot?

During the shut down we will be offering remote bookings only, so you will be using your computer – PC or Mac. 

When the world goes back to normal and we can all breathe a tremendous sigh of relief, and Portal Bots is booming, we will be looking for a permanent premises to operate from, and will offer both online and in person bookings.

How do I set up my computer to control the robot?

Full instructions will be sent when you book. You will need to download the deskop client at and set up an account prior to your booking.

You will also be able to use Discord for voice chat with other players:

What will happen during a booking?

Bookings will comprise of a number of races and battles. An onsite host will guide you through the booking, and make sure that everyone knows what they are meant to be doing. 

Will I be able to chat to the other particpants?

Yes you will be able to! Portal Bots has its own Discord server located here: 

How many robots do you use?

We have three robots and a further three will be joining the ranks very soon!

Where are the robots?

Portal Bots is a collaboration between The Portal VR Studio and The Park Theatre.  Geographically, the bots are in South Osborne. 

Can I play with people outside of WInnipeg?

Yes! We have tested up to 6,500km away and it worked great, so if you have any friends in Europe then feel free to get them on board!

What safety precautions are you taking?

This question is somewhat moot as you will be operating the robot from the comfort of your own home! 


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“Our team had an awesome time with the Portal Bots! We’re always looking for new ways for our teams to have fun even at a distance – we had an awesome time and Chris was super helpful in getting us set up!”


Signy Gerrard




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