While waiting to be ready for home use, NAO has become a star in the world of education. In more than 70 countries, it is used in computer and science classes, from high school through university. Thanks to NAO, students can learn programming in a fun and practical way. They can program it to walk, catch small objects, and even dance!
Next, NAO conquered communities of developers, who recognized it as a powerful and incredibly expressive medium for creating applications. Imagine all the things you can do with NAO! A new world of applications has been opened, and the next step is to make it available to everyone. Soon, NAO can be in your home.
Who is NAO?
NAO is a 58-cm tall humanoid robot. It's small, cute and round. You can't help but love it! NAO is intended to be a friendly companion around the house. It moves, recognizes you, hears you, and even talks to you!
Since its birth in 2006, it has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand, and love you; in short, to one day become your friend.
Aldebaran created NAO to be a true daily companion: NAO is the little artificial creature who helps you be your best. Its humanoid form and extreme interactivity make it endearing and lovable.
Speak, and it answers!
Ask NAO to do something and it does! For example, ask it to teach multiplication tables to your children, wake you up in the morning, monitor your home during the day, or teach you new things whenever you want. Pretty amazing for a machine... but there's another big difference that changes everything: you no longer need a keyboard, computer or mouse to communicate with technology. All you have to do is talk to it, and it responds!
A new member of the family
Now, imagine that NAO learns to read your moods, so it always knows the right thing to say; that it can recognize your family members and call them by their first names; that you can teach it your musical, food, and film preferences.
This is Aldebaran's goal: create an engaging, interactive companion and partner. Its humanoid form transports you into a world of emotions and caring, its sign language gives it life and makes it endearing, and its capacity to interact makes it a new member of the family.