The NAO Humanoid Robot from Aldebaran Robotics is a companion, assistant and research platform. If the full-size personal butler is still a vision of the future, ALDEBARAN’s robots will already provide a perfect platform to deliver a range of daily services. With 25 degrees of freedom, NAO is capable of executing a wide range of movements (walking, sitting, standing up, dancing, avoiding obstacles, kicking, seizing objects, etc.)
Equipped as standard with an embedded computer and wifi connection, NAO is fully autonomous and can establish a secure connection to the Internet to ownload and broadcast content.
Fitted with two speakers and several microphones, NAO has a quality sound system to play music. It is equipped with a voice recognition system that locates where the sound is coming from, so that he can turn his head towards the speaker or origin of the sound. He has a text to speech function so he can interact with its environment verbally by pronouncing any text sent to him, messages, e-mail, books, newspapers, etc.
The NAO Humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics has a vision system allowing him to capture and send photos, video streams, recognize colored objects, detect and recognize faces and communicate with the PC or the web (downloading files, behaviors, sending images in real time, etc.)
NAO is fully autonomous; it can find his way around a room while avoiding
obstacles. It is also capable of going alone to its recharge base when its battery is low.
Nao is being introduced on the market as the ideal introduction to robots and aspires to eventually, become an autonomous family companion. Finally, with more sophisticated functions, it will adopt a new role, assisting humans with daily tasks. Featured with an intuitive, dedicated programming interface, “Choregraphe”, and a full SDK which connects to NAOqi, the entire family will be able to enjoy the robotic experience. Full of new and advanced technology, the NAO robot will also satisfy the most demanding techno-addict’s expectations.
NAO H25 has 25 DoF (Degrees of Freedom). It is the most popular educational robot for research and education.
It 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: an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz (including 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.
Different Versions Of NAO Robot Family
|Property||NAO V4 (NextGen)||NAO V3.3||NAO V3.2|
|Accessories/Extensions||Software Included, Accessories Included||Software Included, Accessories Included||Software Included, Accessories Included|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Network Cable, Bluetooth, USB, Infra Red||WiFi, Network Cable||WiFi, Network Cable|
|Output||Speakers, RGB LED||Speakers, RGB LED||Speakers, RGB LED|
|Programming Languages||ROS, C, C++, ROS, Java, Python, .Net / C#||ROS, C, C++, ROS, Java, Python, .Net / C#||ROS, C, C++, ROS, Java, Python, .Net / C#|
|Sensors||Infra Red - Remote Controller, Ultra Sonic, Tactile\Touch, Microphones, Camera, FSR - Force Sensing Resistors, Gyro, Accelerometer||Infra Red - Remote Controller, Ultra Sonic, Tactile\Touch, Microphones, Camera, FSR - Force Sensing Resistors, Gyro, Accelerometer||Infra Red - Remote Controller, Ultra Sonic, Tactile\Touch, Microphones, Camera, FSR - Force Sensing Resistors, Gyro, Accelerometer|
|Short Description||This version introduced many improvements such as a new head with a new processor, HD cameras and even new body colors (orange and pale blue)||This version introduced longer arms and improved reliability||The 2nd generation of the research robot.|
|Price Range From||H25 $16,000 H21 $12,000 T14 $6,500 T2 $4,000||H25 $16,000 H21 $12,000 T14 $6,500 T2 $4,000||H25 $16,000 H21 $12,000 T14 $6,500 T2 $4,000|
|Degrees of Freedom||H25 25 DoF H21 21 DoF T14 14 DoF T2 2 DoF||H25 25 DoF H21 21 DoF T14 14 DoF T2 2 DoF||H25 25 DoF H21 21 DoF T14 14 DoF T2 2 DoF|
|Discontinued||Replaced by V4 (NextGen)||Replaced by V3.3|
|On Board CPU||Intel Atom 1.6Ghz||AMD Geode 550Mhz||AMD Geode 550Mhz|
|Memory||RAM 1GB Flash memory 2GB Micro SDHC 8GB||256MB SDRAM / 2GB Flash Memory||256MB SDRAM / 2GB Flash Memory|
|Expansion Slot||1 X USB|
|Operating System Support||Windows \ Mac \ Linux||Windows \ Mac \ Linux||Windows \ Mac \ Linux|