And we’re yet another step closer to the Robocalypse: mini humanoid Nao (pronounced “Now”), which was first shown back in 2005, can now walk to a charging station whenever his battery is running low to get more power – all by himself.
Nao’s maker, Paris-based Aldebaran, has designed him to be a mix of autonomous and programmable robot, but so far, Nao had to be charged by its human master manually.
Aldebaran has developed a charging station specifically for their flagship robot, the so-called NEST (NAO Energy Station), and plans to roll it out to existing Nao owners soon. After he’s done charging himself, Nao can unplug himself autonomously, too.
Here’s a video:
Via Plastic Pals