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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 […]

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Nao Celebrates the Holidays

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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 […]

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On July 17th and 18th, the first Robot Film Festival took place in New York City. Organized by popular roboticist Heather Knight, the festival brought together robotic builders, engineers, artists, and robot lovers in general. As in other film festivals, there was a screening of the selected films, a red carpet ceremony, […]

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Heather and Data at the Robot Film Festival

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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