Aldebaran/Softbank releases its latest video promoting the Pepper platform and its new Android SDK. The latest incarnation of the developers website now has a clearer interface listing all available tools, docs and direct download links to Choregraphe here .
SCHAFT has a demo of its bipedal robots achieving smooth walking and climbing stairs with what looks like a very stable platform. Cute!
This seems to be the first video showing Aldebaran’s full-sized humanoid actually walking. The software platform is partially shared with the two other models, Nao and Pepper. That could allow for easy deployment of existing apps to the bigger robot when it’s ready.
Star Wars’ new BB-8 droid is real and could be the robotic Christmas toy of 2015. Apparently based on technology from Sphero, let’s hope its designer comes up with a retail version.
If your car is half a robot, half a server, why not add a USB mouse and floppy drive?