Find out more about NAO
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.
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 recognise 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 behaviour.
NAO is designed to be personalised: 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 personalise him.
Participate in developing NAO!
Anyone can contribute to NAO’s development by inventing new forms of use. Though the principal applications are developed by SoftBank Robotics, NAO won’t grow on his own.
On the contrary, the platform that we offer opens the way for new creative models, aimed primarily at application developers, but not exclusively.
Animators, sound designers, graphic designers, linguists, or even education and reception specialists, people from all disciplines are equally invited to join the SoftBank Robotics community.
Creating, inventing, programming, and putting new content on line will make NAO even more interesting!