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!
Create your Pepper Android check-in demo application with this step-by-step tutorial - Now that you know how to use PandaSuite Studio’s main features, let’s go further and create a simple yet fully functional Android application. This is a check-in app that could be found in a hotel’s lobby for example.
Learning algorithms generally need significant prior information on the task they are attempting to solve. This requirement limits their flexibility and forces engineers to provide appropriate priors at design time. A question then arises naturally: how can we reduce the amount of prior task information needed by the algorithm? Being able to answer this question could spark the development of algorithms with higher generalization potential, all the while reducing preliminary engineering efforts. If we want to discard any a priori knowledge about the task, we need the learning algorithm to efficiently explore and represent the space of possible outcomes it can achieve.
What you should know before writing dialogues for Pepper and NAO - Writing dialogue for robots may seem easy, but there is actually a lot to keep in mind: from naming conventions to best practices for writing good inputs and outputs, plus some tips about scenarios and how to best use Pepper's tablet. Let's check all this together and see how to make great dialogues for Pepper and NAO!
Sending robot audio output to external speakers with bluetooth - How to activate bluetooth on SoftBank Robotics NAO6 robots is what we present here. Specifically, you will learn how to broadcast NAO's voice or sounds to an external Logitech Bluetooth adapter connected to a speaker. This tip is usable on NAO6.
Kotlin and the KDoc documentation - At SoftBank Robotics, we use Kotlin to develop the QiSDK API for Pepper robots and most libraries and applications. In this article, we will introduce Kotlin and the KDoc, explain why we made that choice and how to make a smooth transition from Java to Kotlin.