A thesis on model learning - How can a real complex robot, such as NAO, learn new skills from scratch, such as rolling around or sitting up, simply by interacting with its environment? Without access to some simulation such learning would require at a minimum weeks of consistent training using previous state-of-the-art methods. The training would in addition require a significant amount of assistance. Someone would need to reset the robot between different trials, as well as provide repairs to ensure consistent functionality. One of the PhD projects in the AI Lab of SBRE investigated this question, and we are now able to present an original framework that allows this type of control very quickly.
Discovering Open Roberta, a block programming tool that makes coding and learning fun - NAO can assist teachers to meet pedagogical objectives like reading, writing, problem-solving and natural-born language. With a simple programming tool pupils uplift their learning experience in multidisciplinary projects.
A Reader's Digest about the NAOqi Release Note and QiSDK and relevant information for partners and developers. - NAOqi is Pepper’s Operating System, the main software that runs on the robot and controls it. QiSDK is the specific software development kit for Pepper android (aka Pepper QiSDK). This public Release Note intends to give a brief review of the last notable changes impacting developers.