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Nao, the popular humanoid robot, has some holiday wishes for all humans as shown in the video below. We understand that it is not the new year yet, so for those who want to keep celebrating Christmas, we invite you to sing Jingle bells rock along with the little robot. Anybody else noticed the funky french accent? Almost as if an […]

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Back in May, Softbank purchased more than 80% of Aldebaran Robotics for $100 million. Then, Aldebaran purchased Karotz, the company which previously purchased Violet, creators of the Nabaztag. Now, Aldebaran has purchased Gostai, creator of the Jazz telepresence robot. “The association of our expertise in robotics with Gostai skills specialized in the field of applied […]

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This is an incredible promotion from RobotShop and Aldebaran. If you purchase a Nao H25 by June 15th 2011, you can get a second one at half price. This represents savings of almost 8000$. As you may already know, Nao is an awesome humanoid robot that can be used as a very versatile development platform for serious […]

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As announced previously, Ruairi Robinson’s short Blinky™ is now out and free for everybody to watch. Nevertheless, since this is sort of a horror film, viewer discretion is advised. We really like this short since the robots are depicted with a great sense of detail and realism. It also shows how robots in the near future could help us with everyday […]

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There have been two noteworthy developments in the last week for Aldebaran and Nao, their humanoid platform. Let’s have a look at this exciting news. Nao Charging Station As announced in Tokyo last weekend, Nao get’s a charging station that allows the robot to autonomously recharge itself when needed. The station is still a prototype and is not […]

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Some time ago, Aldebaran Robotics launched their developer program for their popular Nao humanoid platform. The idea is to prepare the little robot  for mass commercialization by releasing it to a select group of developers who will create applications for it. The robot is sold to the developers at the incredibly discounted price of about 3600 Euros (which is peanuts compared to the 16 000 […]

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Nao, by Aldebaran Robotics,  has been busy this holiday season and prepared some cool presentations for us all to enjoy! Below, its official holiday greeting. Robots can have the jitters too. After conquering its stage fear, Nao was able read A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens for children’s and grown-ups’ pleasure. The videos below were created by the German […]

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Aldebaran announced recently an update to the very popular Nao. The little robot has now a more robust body, longer curved arms that allow for further reach, an improved motion engine that allows for smoother movements, a cooler head with better heat management, improved speech recognition, and face detection among other upgrades. Aldebaran CEO Bruno Maisonnier demonstrates his creation , shows-off the improvements, and is victim of Nao‘s […]

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