Nao Robot Uses Microsoft Surface

The Nao robot is an ongoing project of Aldebaran Robotics; the intent is to create a companion humanoid robot for use by the entire family. Take a look at this short video of Nao using Microsoft Surface, a multi-touch tablet-style interface.

(Nao robot uses Microsoft surface)

Nao will be introduced on the market as the ideal introduction to robots. Eventually, with many improved behaviors, it will become an autonomous family companion. Finally, with more sophisticated functions, it will adopt a new role, assisting with daily tasks (monitoring, etc.)

Featured with an intuitive dedicated programming interface, Choregraphe, the entire family will be able to enjoy the robot experience. Yet, full of new technologies, our robot will also satisfy the demanding techno-addict’s expectations.

Designed for entertainment purposes, Nao will be able to interact with its owner, with evolving behaviors and functionalities. Additionally, the user will be able to teach Nao new behaviors using a computer with Wi-Fi connectivity. The behaviours creating software is designed to fit any users level: from graphical block editing for beginners to code for more skilled users.

(Nao robot features)

I was trying to understand my fascination with this video. I think that some part of it is that robots are rarely depicted as making use of human interfaces. Can you think of an instance in which a robot, for example, pilots a ship using the same controls as the crew?

Read more about the Nao robot at Aldebaran Robotics; video via Raw Feed.

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