In this lesson, we are going to present the Robot Application Development process from a lead programmer’s perspective: we will review the necessary first steps to take and the preliminary questions to ask in order to get a good idea of both the robotic ecosystem and the business concept so you can handle them realistically before starting the development of the application itself.
We hope that this lesson will help you and your team to structure your process more efficiently, knowing where to put the most effort and which skills are needed throughout all phases of the development.
In this lesson, you’ll get to know the main features of the QiSDK tool Animation Editor and create an animation to make Pepper show the tablet to someone. In addition, you will find out about animation basic technics and vocabulary used by animators in their everyday work life.
Speech is the quickest and easiest way to give and receive information, and is therefore one of the most important means of communication for Pepper and NAO. As humanoid robots, they are expected to be able to speak flawlessly, so any error will definitely be noticed.
In this lesson we are going to learn how to get the pronunciation and prosody right to make the robot’s speech more natural.
As a humanoid robot, Pepper's primary means of communication is verbal: language acquisition is,therefore, an important part of the robot's growth and development. Be it greeting people politely, learning a person's name and entertaining people with jokes and games, or retaining information from the conversation, a humanoid robot needs to converse fluently. In this lesson, you will learn how to create and run a simple dialogue to handle various situations in a smart and funny way.
In order to make a Pepper that can tell you jokes, you will integrate a Web Chatbot, in this case Dialogflow, into a QiSDK application for Pepper, and use one of Dialogflow’s prebuilt agents. You will also make sure it degrades gracefully when Pepper is not connected to the internet.