For education & research

NAO, the new teachers' ally

Right from the beginning, NAO has won the hearts of classes and teachers from infant schools through to universities.

Like a new learning tool, he helps students to learn about programming as well as assisting the teachers in holding their students' attention while teaching.

Creating a dance or piloting NAO to make him catch objects while analysing his environment makes learning code all the more stimulating, attractive and concrete

Learning to count, tell a story or even to write while having fun becomes all the more fascinating and enthralling with NAO.

For research

You are a researcher and you're looking for an advanced robotic platform to help you conduct your research? You would like to conduct in-depth study on a robot capable of analysing his environment and reacting appropriately to it?

How can NAO be useful to you?

  • NAO is a powerful platform that enables you to conduct your research in situ, whether concerning human-machine interaction, navigation or geolocation, or even movement and travel algorithms.

  • NAO is based on an interaction-focused operating system, NAOqi, accompanied by a well-documented API as well as a full library of programmes to guide you in the creation of behaviours and applications.

  • Our SDKs also contain a range of functions to help you learn about programming (Python, C++, Java, JavaScript) and develop your own behaviours with NAO.

For higher education

You would like to make your contribution by training a new generation of scientists and technical experts? You would like your students to extend their knowledge in areas associated with robotics?

Why select NAO?

  • NAO is simultaneously practical, complete, versatile and interactive:

  • NAO weighs 5.4 kg which makes him easy to transport. He is robust and has been designed to be handled. NAO can fall over and get up by himself.

  • With 25 degrees of freedom and more than 50 sensors, NAO will enable your students to study a wide range of subjects: e.g. facial recognition thanks to his 2 HD cameras, 4 directional microphones and the power of the 1.6 GHz processors, or cluster study, by connecting several robots together in order to analyse their reactions to their environment.

  • NAO is an interactive platform that will arouse your students' interest and motivation for team work on projects, problem solving and an experimental approach.

  • Coupled with Choregraphe, NAO offers enormous possibilities in terms of the teaching of programming. Choregraphe is an easy-to-use graphic interface that allows you to follow a progressive learning curve in terms of teaching programming to your students.

For specialised education

ASK NAO is a comprehensive solution designed to assist teachers and childcare workers in the support of autistic children.

It is a solution which includes the robot NAO and a range of fun and educational applications specially written to meet the needs of autistic children.

What are the benefits of having NAO in class?

NAO has qualities that are extremely well-adapted to the context of special education: he is engaging, predictable, tireless, but also multi-interactive.

NAO is humanoid technological interface who naturally attracts children. He helps to create communication bridges between the child and the people around him.

He is easy to interpret, helps to reduce the children's anxiety, and minimises the risks of over-stimulation.

NAO offers constant encouragement and never tires of repeating instructions. This helps to win the child's trust who will be happy to pursue his efforts.

Whether through touch, voice or vision, NAO also offers an extremely wide range of possible interactions.

What is the goal of the ASK NAO interface?

This dedicated interface makes for easier use of the ASK NAO solution, by making it both accessible to everyone and upgradable.

Even with no prior knowledge in software or robotics, the interface enables users to take control of the robot easily and at any time.

Teachers, parents and Special Needs teachers can exchange and easily update information relating to each child.

This interface enables users to personalise sessions based on the profiles of each child and provides access to analysis tools, such as tools for recording data, automatic performance analysis and the creation of graphs to measure the progress made by each child.

What are the available applications?

The educational applications offered with the interface are directly inspired by approved behavioural models and approaches (ABA, PECS, TEACCH, DENVER, SCERTS).

They can be personalized, and you can select and customize activities based on the learning goals, motivations and individual personality of each child.

These applications cover a broad range of varied and complementary skills: interpersonal communication, knowledge of everyday activities, vocabulary lessons, the recognition of emotions, etc.