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  • SoftBank makes it easier to customize Pepper the robot’s greeting skills

    SoftBank makes it easier to customize Pepper the robot’s greeting skills

    Until now, Pepper the robot has required programming knowledge to control, a fact that’s proven a pain point toward wider adoption (well, that and the fact that it hasn’t started shipping widely here in the U.S.). This morning, the company debuted Promoter, a browser-based solution that lets anyone customize the robot’s movements — albeit within a fairly limited scope. Read More

  • Video: Mini Humanoid Nao Recharges Himself Autonomously

    Video: Mini Humanoid Nao Recharges Himself Autonomously

    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… Read More

  • Videos: Group Of French Robots Visiting Japan

    A French company exporting robots (of all things) to Japan? Paris-based Aldebaran has just inked a deal with the University of Tokyo, which will use a total of 30 NAO humanoid robots to teach computer science later this year. Depending on the robot model and specs, each robot is priced at between $1,400 and $17,000. Read More