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Cost is 12000 Euro...yikes.

We got a demo of a robot today. His name is Nao (pronounced ‘now’).

He can pick himself up off the floor…

…and even dance. He is made by a French company called Aldebaran.


Written by Tilak Dutta

June 15, 2010 at 9:48 am

Posted in robot

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  1. nao are you autonomous? do you have thoughts of your own? or do you just do what the little dancing program inside your head (or toe for that matter) tells you to do?..what did you do to scare the lady with the pretty legs away?…think on it for a bit and come up with an interpretive dance about it.

    Brent Carmichael

    June 15, 2010 at 11:13 am

    • Most of my dancing is pre-programmed, but I do have some pressure sensors on my feet to help me keep my balance. I can however be programmed to react to external stimuli easily. My nose and mouth are video cameras and they let me see things around me. For example, I can recognize faces and track people. So perhaps you could write me a program to follow the pretty leg lady and upload video to the web (I have wifi).

      Tilak Dutta

      June 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm

  2. Crazy! The future is here. I can’t even dance that well!!!


    June 15, 2010 at 9:57 am

    • They are working on a full size version to help with home care tasks. They say it should be able to lift people.

      Tilak Dutta

      June 15, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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