Aldebaran NAO

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 10 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

Following an invitation from the organisers, we had the opportunity to show off some of our NAOs at the Kunstareal Festival in Munich on May 10th, 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. Thanks to Agnieska for providing the pictures.

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.