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.
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.
You will learn how to liven up Pepper’s speech with animations, tablet content and sounds, by building a small animated sequence. You will also learn how to combine these actions in a sequence or in parallel to reach the best effect.
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.