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.
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.