Developer Center v1.2 Release note ("Carnival")

Developer Center v1.2 Release note ("Carnival")

Developer Center v1.2 Release note ("Carnival")

Developer Center General Overview

Developer Center is the website dedicated to developers and proxy (prospect, lead tech...) providing all the necessary materials for them to develop amazing applications.

We have been regularly deploying new versions (v0 "Early birds" - March 2019, v1 "Opening Night" - May 2019, V1.1 - November 2020), now it's carnival time!

Editorial

A friendly robot in a science museum: over 1,400 days and counting!


A long time ago, back in 2014, our company was invited to make a robotic demo with NAO for children in “La Cité des Enfants”, a temporary exhibition hosted at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, in Paris. La “Cité” is considered to be the largest science museum in Europe.


From there the relationship never stopped. As Pepper was unveiled to the public, the robot’s first appearance was in the Museum… Not as a demo, but as a real team player. Indeed, Pepper was placed at the main entrance, meeting hundreds of thousands of people every year since. How did that work out? Six staff people from the visitors and guest welcome team from the Museum were fully trained on pepper, allowing our charming and ever-joyful robot to entertain visitors - especially young kids coming to visit the “Cité” from all over Europe. Working 364/365 days a year - _yes Pepper was only allowed to rest and be disconnected on Jan 1st_ - our beloved robot has entertained and guided visitors along this beautiful museum entrance and corridors.


A new step was undertaken last year by the “cité” project to display a full-scale robotic exhibition. As Christophe Dupouy, our talented Project manager, explains in the following article, the new Robot exhibition was a massive way to boost the audience’s knowledge of robotics. 400,000 visitors have already purchased Robots Expo tickets. Over the next 5 years period, both Pepper and NAO will showcase robotics at its best, to benefit humanity.


Of course, this relationship helped our R&D teams to improve the robot interactions, flows and apps. This is why we're thrilled to share this Developer Center “carnival” release and its procession of new body animations, snippets on Github, virtual environments and even Chatbots connectors.


Nicolas Halftermeyer
Communications & Product Branding Director

"Carnival" Release Summary

Last version provides a lot of new content and a few updated frontend features.

Table of Contents

Detailed changelog (a shortlist of notable changes to the website)

The Pepper QiSDK (2.9.4) online release note is here: What's new
The NAOqi (2.8.6) online release note is there: What's new

Green Guy without glasses
Nicolas Halftermeyer
Communications & Product Branding Director
The DevC Core Team

Contact

Contact: devc-contact@softbankrobotics.com
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