NAO, which has been designed and developed by ALDEBARAN Robotics, is a 58cm-tall humanoid robot with a sensor network that includes cameras, microphones and pressure sensors, as well as a voice synthesiser and two high-fidelity speakers. The robot is interactive and fully programmable, combining sophisticated embedded software with adaptable educational content. It is already in use in many schools in England.
Employed in some of the most prestigious universities, schools and laboratories, the original NAO robot is the most-used humanoid robot within education globally. NAO is the trusted platform for use in teaching subjects such as computer sciences, mechanics, electronics, physics and mathematics. The NAO robot is used to inspire students to take an interest in these topics, attracting both girls and boys.
ALDEBARAN Robotics is now expanding the reach of NAO to primary schools. This expansion is taking place thanks to partners such as Warwickshire ICT Development Service and UK-based robot specialist Active Robots.
This year, primary and secondary schools in Warwickshire are showing great interest in humanoid robotics, thanks to NAO’s teaching potential and local initiatives pursued by partners such as ICT Development Service and Active Robots.
ALDEBARAN Robotics will showcase NAO at the BETT trade show, which focuses on information-
To watch pupils at schools in Warwickshire enjoying an awareness-raising day in robotics, please click here: http://youtu.be/
Antony Lovedale, Managing Director of Active Robots, ALDEBARAN Robotics’ UK Distributor, says: “Technology has reached the point where robots are becoming a close reality in our daily lives. ALDEBARAN Robotics is leading the way in worldwide research, state-of-the-
ALDEBARAN Robotics is a frontrunner in humanoid robotics worldwide, and the educational potential of its fully programmable NAO robot is widely recognised. The company has equipped more than 600 universities and secondary schools across the world with NAO robots, including in the UK. In total, there are over 3,000 units of the original NAO robot operating within laboratories and universities in more than 70 countries, providing valuable assistance in R&D as well as teaching.
About ALDEBARAN Robotics
Founded in 2005 by Bruno Maisonnier and now established in China, France and the USA, ALDEBARAN Robotics creates, manufactures and sells humanoid robots. The company has a team of 230 people — 40% of whom are engineers and doctors — involved in designing, developing and producing its robots.
ALDEBARAN Robotics will be on stand C265 at the BETT 2013 trade show, which will take place from 30 January to 2 February 2013 at the ExCeL exhibition centre in London (UK).
Find here the programme of NAO-based workshops due to take place at BETT 2013.
For further information about Active Robots, please go to: www.active-robots.com
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