Pepper (NAOqi 2.5) And Pepper QiSDK: a paradigm shift with product versions still available - How to choose between Pepper (NAOqi 2.5) And Pepper QiSDK? On the one hand, NAOqi 2.5 is a flexible Python-based development platform for advanced robotics programs, and on the other hand, the QiSDK is a stable Android-based solution for interactive and market-fit use cases. Let's check these points more closely.
How to install a language package and get speech recognition in new languages - As international talking robots, Pepper and NAO can access many languages for speech recognition, and its management is quite easy. This quick how-to explains how to set up new languages installing a language pack in a few simple steps.
A shortlist of notable changes to the website - Here is the log of all notable changes made to the Developer Center, the website dedicated to developers and proxy (prospect, lead tech...) committed to developing robot applications for Pepper and NAO.
We made Pepper the robot play games of skill with AI (Artificial Intelligence) at SBRE - SBRE AI Lab (Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) taught Pepper how to successfully throw a ball in a cup and a dart at the dartboard (they are exactly the same dynamic problem) using dexterity and a bit of dynamical systems theory. Here is the story of what it takes to match elementary games and robotics.
The new permanent exhibition allows us to present authentic working robots - The Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, monster in the field of scientific exhibitions in Paris, chose robotics as the subject of its latest permanent exhibition, and SBR is one of their partners.
Meeting the SoftBank Robotics Project Manager - The Robots exhibition runs for 5 years starting from April 2, 2019 at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris 19th arrondissement). The exhibition invites the visitor to ponder on their vision of robotics and to get acquainted with robotic science and industries. This exhibition shows real robots at work, how they operate, the state of research in the field and the concrete implications for our society. SBRE has co-conceived 3 pieces of the exhibition in collaboration with Universcience. Christophe DUPOUY, Project Manager, talks about his experience.