Understanding Autonomous Life settings

Autonomous Life

Autonomous Life is the key element making Pepper alive and responsive.

To activate or deactivate Autonomous Life , see: Switching Autonomous life on and off .

Default settings

By default, when you receive your Pepper , only the Autonomous Life is installed and turned on:

Alive and responsive : Autonomous Life : ON

On startup Pepper gets up, then orientates his head towards human, and is able to react to basic stimuli, such as sounds, movements, or tactile contacts.

  • If you stay away, Pepper does not talk, but looks for people willing to talk and interact.
  • If you come closer, Pepper listens and tries to make a relevant answer.

For further details, see: Interacting with Pepper .

Installed Activities

Additionally, Applications can be installed, from the 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 Pepper , 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

In this state, you can use Pepper 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.