Humanoid Linux robot Nao thrills developers in Paris

Mechanical Moments

Article from Issue 141/2012

At the end of April, Aldebaran Robotics let their 57cm-long humanoid Nao robots loose on a human audience of mostly open source developers. The robots possess 25 degrees of freedom, a child’s gaze, and anthropomorphic interactions.

Developer Program. Projects backed by people with heart and soul tend to be successful, and what could be greater motivation than to realize a childhood dream? Bruno Maisonnier, former finance manager of a French firm, has put his dreams into action. In 2005, he left the finance world and set up his own business [1] (see the “Aldebaran Robotics” box) developing humanoid robots, which are expected to enrich our households in the near future.

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