|Written by Lucy Black|
|Sunday, 06 July 2014|
Given all the fuss over the launch of Pepper - the emotional robot - we almost missed the fact that there was a new NAO - NAO Evolution.
Aldebaran has moved up a gear since being taken over by the SoftBank Group and has not only produced a completely new robot, but revamped everyone's favourite NAO.
You could summarize the new model as faster, stronger, better, but that would be to miss the software angle. The new NAOqi 2.0 operating system is common to Aldebaran's humanoid robots - the new Pepper, NAO and the larger Romeo.
The new OS comes with a dialog engine, an emotion engine and motor control. In theory, you can write an app for one of the robots and run it on any of them.
The system sensor improvements are:
The basic hardware is also improved:
The fifth generation of NAO goes on sale soon but there is no indication of pricing.
Aldebaran has also shared the fact that there are around 5000 NAOs of all types in current use.
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