The robot Pepper Office: a solution for companies during the pandemic - Pepper Office interacts entirely vocally with the employees he welcomes as they arrive onsite, registering their attendance thanks to a QR code. UX expertise and field testing in the SoftBank Robotics office in Paris made this experimental application a total success!
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.