Today, NAO is one of the leading humanoid robots being used in research and education worldwide.
Robotics represents the fast growing
segment of advanced technology used in both education and
Evolution is the ideal companion for teaching Robotics as well
as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics to
all levels; primary, secondary, vocational, and higher
NAO, teachers and researchers will appreciate and investigate
multiple capabilities through this platform.
ATTRACTIVE PLATFORM • FULLY AND EASILY
PROGRAMMABLE • HIGHLY INTERACTIVE • MULTIPLE SENSORS •
ONBOARD CONTROL • READY TO USE
NAO is equipped with many sensors: Tactile Sensors, Ultrasonic sensors, A
Gyro, An Accelerometer, Force Sensors, Infrared sensors, 2 HD Cameras, 4
Microphones and high accuracy digital encoders on each joint.
It has two processors on board: an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz (The main computer
includes SSD drive, WiFi, Bluetooth and wired network) and an additional
ARM-9 processor in its chest.
The advanced software package includes a full SDK and API in Java, C++,
C# (.Net), Matlab, and Python. Every robot comes standard with
Choregraphe, an award winning software that makes it easy to program the
robot using a drag and drop interface which simplifies the programming
for new and advanced users alike. The software package includes an
advanced simulation software based on Webots.
ADVANTAGES TO USING NAO
•Hands-on experience by connecting theory with practice to discover a
wide range of fields linked to robotics such as computer science,
mechanics, electronics or control.
•Inspiring a high level of motivation & interest for engineer careers.
For example: studying control to grasp objects or computing matrix or
face detection to get NAO moving become exciting projects
•Fostering team work, project management, problem solving and
•ASK NAO (Autism Solution for Kids) was created by Aldebaran
Robotics for the NAO robot, in order to support teachers with
in-class tasks and help children with autism reach new levels of
•ASK NAO is designed for schools and healthcare institutions ready
to drive special education into the future.
NAO becomes a real user-friendly assistant to support teachers with
daily in-class tasks, facilitate communication with parents, and
bridges the gap with children with autism so they can reach new
levels of greatness.
project based, hands-on learning
effectiveness in reaching teaching goals
student engagement, female and male alike
FOR TEACHING & RESEARCH
Computer sciences, mechanics, electronics, and control are already at
the core of the NAO platform. Our curriculum used in conjunction with
NAO allows students to develop a structured approach to finding
solutions and adapting a wide range of cross-sectional educational
Humanoid robots have always fascinated people especially students with
new applications and incredible inventions. Now technology has made a huge leap forward. Stemming from
over 6 years of
research, NAO is one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever created.
He is fully programmable and
comes in two colors: Red and Blue.
About The NAO Robot Family
NAO is state-of-the-art robotics technology and works straight out of
the box. The latest version - NAO Evolution V5 provides better computing
power, and more capability to help teachers to engage students in STEM
programs such as Computer Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. NAO
offers a multi-platform and multi-level programming environment that
allows users to create any kind of behaviors by using the features of
the platform. The curriculum that our partner has developed enables
teachers to begin teaching any STEM related topic right away with NAO.
Beginners can use Choregraphe, a user-friendly behavior editor. An easy
drag-and-drop method allows users to simply pick-up boxes of
pre-programmed behaviors and to create complete sequences of behaviors.
They can also program their own behavior in Python language, and then
save it into the library. NAOSim 3D simulator is interfaced with
Choregraphe to let users test NAO’s behavior in a virtual environment.
Users can modify the environment, insert and edit objects and simulate
NAO's behaviors before sending command to the real robot.
Advanced users can program NAO in C++ and .Net languages and directly
access to NAOqi (NAO framework) APIs. The APIs give the user low level
access to NAO’s sensors and actuators. Users can also program NAO with
other software including: Webots, MATLAB and Microsoft Robotics Studio.