Release Notes - 2.7 ¶
Quick upgrade guide ¶
1. Check compatibility ¶
Be aware that 2.7 runs on Pepper 1.8 and 1.8a .
2. Use Pepper’s display to download the new system ¶
Do not use Choregraphe nor the Web page to upgrade Pepper , it could put your robot in an unsupported state.
To upgrade your Pepper , download the system image when available on his display.
For further details, see: Upgrading my Pepper .
Wi-Fi network settings ¶
New supported personal securities: WPA 2 Enterprise ¶
Pepper now supports also WPA 2 Enterprise.
Only peap and ttls authentication algorithms, with MSChapv2 phase2 are supported.
For further details, see: Supported personal securities .
New sign & feedback ¶
The simpler the better
Instead of a complex system involving a three-color eye LEDs feedback and sound feedback, Pepper now uses a single and simple way to tell the human when he is listening:
- When Pepper is listening, his shoulders are blue.
- When he is not listening, his shoulders are off.
See the new signs and feedback in a 30sec. video:
For further details, see: Interacting with Pepper .
Semantic Engine: a new power for Pepper! ¶
Pepper can learn!
Thanks to his Semantic Engine , Pepper is able to:
- keep in mind some information,
- acquire new information, and
- use this knowledge in order to answer your questions and requests.
For now, Pepper has a short-term memory, persistent from startup to shut-down. He will forget all his knowledge each time he reboots.
For further details, see: Semantic Engine - What Pepper knows .
Pepper’s head movements tuned ¶
In order to make sure Pepper cannot pinch fingers between his head and the top of his tablet, we have redefined the head pitch range of motion:
Now Pepper can move from -40.5 to 25.5° (instead of 36.5°).
For further details, see: Head joints .
As a consequence, when turning the Autonomous life on, as soon as the Stiffness of his motors is on, Pepper must lift his head a little before performing his usual animation.
For further details, see: Switching Autonomous life on and off .
Navigation abilities improved ¶
Improvements in local navigation: the robot is more likely to find a path going through a narrow passage - such as a 1.2 m-wide door.