Understanding Autonomous Life settings ¶
Autonomous Life ¶
To activate or deactivate Autonomous Life , see: Switching Autonomous life on and off .
Default settings ¶
By default, when you receive your NAO , only the Autonomous Life is installed and turned on:
|Alive, but deaf and dumb : Autonomous Life : ON - Basic Channel : OFF|
In all cases, NAO wags slightly, and seems to be waiting for something to happen.
But he cannot understand your questions and has no conversation skills.
Recommended settings ¶
We recommend to subscribe to the Basic Channel .
|Alive and responsive : Autonomous Life : ON - Basic Channel : ON|
Then, NAO orientates its head towards human, and is able to react to basic stimuli, such as sounds, movements, or tactile contacts.
For further details, see: Interacting with NAO .
Basic Channel ¶
Subscribing to the Basic Channel will install several items on NAO , providing mainly dialog abilities, but also push and fall recovery abilities, and useful sounds gathered in the SoftBank Robotics soundSet .
Subscribing to the Basic Channel is mandatory to fully use Autonomous life , and more specifically, to run Applications using Trigger sentences , or SoftBank Robotics soundSet .
For further details, see:
Installed Activities ¶
Additionally, Applications can be installed, from the NAO Apps Store and/or from Choregraphe .
For further details, see: Retrieving applications .
Applications may content Solitary and/or Interactive Activities .
Depending on the launch conditions of these Activities , you see them either autonomously launched at some point, or explicitly launched by voice when you talk to him.
For further details, see: Launching an Activity .
The more applications you installed on NAO , the richer his living behavior will be.
What if I do not want autonomous life ¶
You may disable Autonomous Life :
|Still and motionless : Autonomous Life : OFF - Basic Channel : OFF|
In this state, you can use NAO as an experimental tool, to test a new program or to study a very specific skill of your robot.
But if you want to use or to create interactive Applications , you should create and test them with the recommended settings.