Aldebaran rises 5 million to develop the robot Nao

naoRobotics successful start-ups hexagonal. After Violet, the Navasota which attacks the U.S. market, or Wavestorm, whose software powers the promising Skypee by Meccano, it is the turn of Aldebaran Robotics announced a fundraising of 5 million euros with CDC Innovation and I-Source Gestion for the development of its robot Nao. “The support of renowned investors such as CDC Innovation and I-Source Gestion is a great validation of our technology choices and business model of our company. The company has taken major steps since its inception in 2005, and this funding will enable us to strengthen our teams of professionals, to deliver our Nao robots to Robocop teams, and to prepare its public launch the next year. “commented Bruno Maisonnier, CEO of Aldebaran Robotics. A both intelligent and communicating, Nao robot is 60 cm high, fully programmable through its onboard computer and for various applications in areas such as education, entertainment, home support or security. Continue reading

Nao – Aldebaran Robotics – Robocop

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After a period of two years of intensive development, Aldebaran Robotics team enters a new phase, which will be completed by the delivery of our first models. At this stage, our communication will intensify, as well as our investment in emerging community and returns will be more passionate than ever solicited. Nao is now in the final stages of design macaronis (mechanics and electronics). The latest prototype, Al-05b (red), was mounted early July 2007 at the tender launched by the Organizing Committee of the Robocop, to be presented in Atlanta. The result is conclusive: Nao is now the new official platform of the league standard of the Robocop as early as the 2008 edition to be held in China. Continue reading

The little robot at Aldebaran Robotics

The French company Aldebaran Robotics working since 2005 to develop a robot biped for the general public. The small humanoid named NAO is very promising since board functions mechanical, electronic and cognitive worthy of the best research prototypes! You can really see it as the little brother of the famous Honda’s ASIMO. Thanks to its integrated web cam is able to perform facial recognition. NAO is therefore able to identify a caller and respond to him through a speech synthesizer function. It also loads a wireless connection type Wi-Fi allowing a remote control robot (possibility to access the images captured by the web cam board). The robot is able to distribute content via its integrated speakers (MP3 playback by the network, reading mails…) It depose also understandable hands enabling him to take some objects. Nao top of its 57 cm (4Kg) is able to move and can operate autonomously for 1 to 3 hours depending on the number of times or you soliciter. This robot will be delivered by default with basic behaviors that will make a perfect companion for the whole family. But NAO is also a superb scalable platform that revere all passionate technology and programming. It will be possible to develop new behavior and to learn many interactions through URBI.URBI language is a Universal Interface for Interactive Systems (Universal Real-time Behavior Interface), which lets you control robots or interface games videos with a powerful scripting language. Continue reading