Who is NAO?
58 cm in height, NAO is humanoid robot. He has continually been evolving since the beginning of his adventure in 2006. Currently in his 5th version, about 10 000 NAO have already been sold throughout the world.
NAO is an interactive companion robot.
The fruit of a unique combination of mechanical engineering and software NAO is a character made up of a multitude of sensors, motors and software piloted by a made-to-measure operating system: NAOqi OS
Nao has 7 senses for natural interaction
Moving: 25 degrees of freedom and a humanoid shape that enable him to move and adapt to the world around him. His inertial unit enables him to maintain his balance and to know whether he is standing up or lying down. Feeling: The numerous sensors in his head, hands and feet, as well as his sonars, enable him to perceive his environment and get his bearings. Hearing and speaking: With his 4 directional microphones and loudspeakers, NAO interacts with humans in a completely natural manner, by listening and speaking. Seeing: NAO is equipped with two cameras that film his environment in high resolution, helping him to recognize shapes and objects. Connecting: To access the Internet autonomously, NAO is able to use a range of different connection modes (WiFi, Ethernet). Thinking: We can’t really talk about “Artificial Intelligence” with NAO, but the robots are already able to reproduce human behavior. NAO is designed to be personalized: add content, using a variety of capacities, enriching his personality and even developing new skills and know-how. NAO is your robot and the Choregraphe software will help you to personalize him.
NAO in action
The Australian “RUNSWIFT” team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) carried off the Standard Platform League cup at the RoboCup 2015 competition (robotics world cup event) after having explored and deployed all NAO’s capabilities within the framework of their university degree course. Since July 2015, a new type of hotel has opened in a theme park. NAO was selected to provide the reception and Conciergerie services. He welcomes the guests and provides them with information in a variety of languages. 7 NAO joined the “ROBOTS” show created by the renowned choreographer Blanca Li in 2013. The first show in the world with robots in the starring roles, it has already charmed European and North American audiences.