Who is NAO
? NAO is a 58-cm tall humanoid robot. He is small, cute and round. You can't help but love him! NAO is intended to be a friendly companion around the house. He moves, recognises you, hears you and even talks to you! Since his birth in 2006, he has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand and love you. In short, to one day become your friend. Aldebaran created NAO to be a true daily companion. He is the little creature who helps you be your best. His humanoid form and extreme interactivity make him really endearing and loveable. HISTORY
While waiting to be ready for home use, NAO became a star in the world of education. In more than 70 countries, he was used in computer and science classes, from primary school through to university. Thanks to NAO, students can learn programming in a fun and practical way. They can program him to walk, catch small objects and even dance! He then conquered communities of developers, who recognised him as a powerful and incredibly expressive medium for creating applications. Imagine all the things you can do with NAO! A new world of applications has been opened, and the next step is to make him available to everyone. Speak, and he answers! Ask him to do something and he does! For example, ask NAO to teach multiplication tables to your children, wake you up in the morning, monitor your home during the day or teach you new things whenever you want. You no longer need a keyboard, computer or mouse to communicate with technology. All you have to do is talk to it, and it responds! A new member of the family
Now, imagine that he can learn to read your moods, so that he always knows the right thing to say; that he can recognize your family members and call them by their first names; that you can teach him your musical, food and film preferences.
This is the goal of Aldebaran: create an engaging, interactive companion and partner. His humanoid form transports you into a world of emotions and caring, his sign language gives him life and makes him endearing, and his capacity to interact makes him a new member of the family. NAO at USTH
Since his arrival at USTH some 6 months ago through PLMCC (http://188.8.131.52/plmcc/
) (Product Lifecycle Competency Centre), which is a partnership between USTH, French Ministry of Education and French company Dassault Systèmes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dassault_Syst%C3%A8mes
and opreating as a state-of-the-art training centre that delivers basic to advanced level trainings on Dassault Systèmes PLM tools, NAO has been customized further, used for PLM training for ICT students and demo in USTH seminars, and most recently for automatically converting documents into voice in Vietnamese.