Time for some humanoid robotics technology spotting at SoftBank Robotics Pepper World conference in Paris. Already some 300 active accounts, many using Pepper as a retail assistant.
A first look at SoftBank’s Pepper, the first commercially-available and affordable (sort of) semi-humanoid robot dedicated to personal interaction.
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 .
Aldebaran is well known for the 57cm Nao humanoid and its 1m40 Romeo sibling. Nao is cute but personal robotics is still in its prehistory. It comes with an easy to use graphical programmation environment, Choregraphe, that makes it attractive for the education sector and the first programmers tempted to try writing apps for an humanoid …