Aldebaran NAO

Nao is a humanoid robot, approx. 50 cenitimeters tall.

Nao is an autonomous, programmable humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, a company headquartered in Paris. Its features include:

  • Height: 58cm
  • Weight: from 4.3 kg
  • Term: 60 minutes (full activity), 90 minutes (under normal conditions)
  • Degrees of freedom: 21 to 25
  • CPU: Intel Atom @ 1.6 GHz
  • Operating system: Linux
  • Programming platforms: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
  • Image sensors: Two HD 1280x960 cameras
  • Data connection: Ethernet, Wi-Fi
  • Sensors: 4 ultrasonic sensors, an inertial sensor, pressure sensors in the feet

At ICS, we have 17 robots available for teaching and learning. If you want to see them in action, take one of our courses or check the news for upcoming events.

NAO's in public

We had the opportunity to show some of our NAOs at the Kunstareal Festival in Munich on May 10th, 2015 and in June 2017. In the demonstration 2015, in addition to dancing ("Tai-Chi-Bots"), we also presented their cognitive abilities, where one NAO had to recognize different shapes and draw them onto a piece of paper. In 2017, we also showed a Nao equipped with our robot skin and of course the dancing of Tai-Chi and Gangman-Style.

The next Kunstarealfestival is in July 2019. We will demonstrate the Naos at the Pinakothek der Moderne on Sunday, July 14.

At the Kunstarealfestival 2017, Nao robots were dancing and playing soccer in the entrance area of the Pinakothek der Moderne. (copyright: A.Heddergott/TUM).
Naos dancing Tai-Chi at the Kunstarealfestival 2017 (copyright: A.Heddergott/TUM).
A NAO robot performing a kick during a demonstration at the Pinakothek der Moderne.(copyright: A.Heddergott/TUM).
Visitor of the Kunstarealfestival 2015 in discussion with one of our doctoral candidates.
Visitors waiting for the presentation of the Nao robots during the Festival.
Presenting the Naos at the Kunstarealfestival 2015.
The demonstration of the Nao robots attracted a lot of visitors during the Kunstarealfestival 2015.
NAO drawing a circle
This shows a NAO robot drawing an circle after having recognized it on the cube presented to it by Erhard Wieser.
NAO recognizing an "X"
This image shows a NAO who is being presented with an "X" shape. It is programmed to draw the shape it recognized onto a sheet of paper (see next image).
NAO drawing an "X"
Finally, this shows the NAO drawing the "X" shape onto a sheet of paper.