NAO – Humanoid Robot

NAO is an interactive fully programmable robot with diverse interactions which are possible through a multitude of sensors. On board are cameras, infrared, sonar,  microphones, speakers and LEDs. In other words, it can walk, talk, look and listen.  It heralds a major breakthrough in the use of ICT in schools and various special needs groups.  Versatile, fun, and permanently evolving.

Senses for interaction

 Moving: 25 degrees of freedom and a humanoid shape that enable him to move and adapt to the world around him. His inertial unit enables him to maintain his balance and to know whether he is standing up or lying down.
Feeling: The numerous sensors in his head, hands and feet, as well as his sonars, enable him to perceive his environment and get his bearings.
Hearing and speaking: With his 4 directional microphones and loudspeakers, NAO interacts with humans in a completely natural manner, by listening and speaking.
Seeing: NAO is equipped with two cameras that film his environment in high resolution, helping him to recognise shapes and objects.
Connecting: To access the Internet autonomously, NAO is able to use a range of different connection modes (WiFi, Ethernet).
Thinking:  We can’t really talk about “Artificial Intelligence” with NAO, but the robots are already able to reproduce human behaviour.
Designed to be personalised: add content, using a variety of capacities, enriching his personality and even developing new skills and know-how.

NAO in Education, bridging the communication gap with children with autism: Children with autism are unique, with their own personality, their own interests, their own world… Even if many of them are attracted by robots, they still need personalised education. NAO can make the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) better by helping them achieve more autonomy.

ASK NAO Initiative: ASK NAO (Autism Solution for Kids) was created to customise NAO to support teachers with in-class tasks and help children with autism reach new levels of greatness. This initiative was developed after noticing that many children with Autism seem impulsively attracted to technology therefore allowing NAO to become the perfect bridge between technology and our human social world. ASK NAO clears the path for a revolution in thinking, driven by those who are most intimate with Autism and technology. The special education world of tomorrow can be reshaped for the best of the children.

There are many benefits to having NAO in the classroom:

  • Humanoid Robots use the attraction of technology to bridge the gap with the human
  • Displays less information – than a human – to process and so decreases overstimulation risks.
  • Minimizes unexpected interactions which may lead to increased anxiety.
  • Can persistently try, teach, and prompt students.
  • Will not hurt children with negative feedback.
  • Every child can participate using verbal, tactile or visual interactions
  • Can customize edutaining applications based on each child’s individual profile

EZ-ROBOT FAMILY

Introducing the REVOLUTION EZ- ROBOT, a family of interactive and programmable robots assembled by the user. All of the EZ Revolution robots are safe, engaging, and are built with easy-to-use software. A cost-effective and fun solution to robotic education.

In the classroom or at home, EZ-Robot revolution is having a big impact on learning. Not only will you learn about robotics, you will have fun doing it! With lots of tutorials, no questions are left unanswered. By personalising EZ-Robot behaviors students learn how robots walk, see, hear and interact with their surroundings. Choose between SIX, ROLI or JD and fall in love as you start to program movements, vision object tracking and interactions with the included software. Your creations will even respond to voice commands and run on your mobile device, making it a unique product.

JD

JD is a fully functional humanoid robot kit, built with ez-bits. This humanoid design is fun and educational! JD can interact with human tools and environments for experimental purposes, such as the study of bipedal locomotion. This humanoid boasts 16 degrees of freedom with metal gear heavy duty servo motors! The camera in JD’s head can be used for vision tracking and recognition – colour, motion, glyphs, QR codes, and faces. Each eye has 9 RGB LEDs, which can be programmed for a variety of expressions. The included EZ-Builder Software makes it easy to create animations to customize movements.

Product Dimensions: Width 27 cm Length 27 cm Height 10.7 cm Weight 2.24 kg

A humanoid that walks right away – JD includes apps that allows him to walk, right away. The EZ-Builder Software includes an amazing GAIT feature called Auto Positioner. This allows you to create frames and actions to animate servo positions. The actions can be linked to any other control, such as Speech Recognition, Vision Tracking, Joysticks, Wii Controllers, and more.

Interactive and social – JD’s eyes have 18 LEDs (9 per eye), which can be configured for up to 1 million colour combinations. The head contains a camera which can track colours, faces, motion, glyphs, and more.

SIX

Six is your Hexapod – A hexapod is a robot that has six legs, giving it more stability and freedom to move than ordinary robots. It needs only three legs to balance while standing, and can walk with just four. Its other legs can reach for new foot positions, or manipulate objects!

This hexapod robot kit is a creative robot platform. Assembled with ez-bits, Six is a very customizable robot with 6 legs and 12 degrees of freedom. The joints are powered by 12 heavy duty servo motors, allowing unique, dynamic movement. The removable ez-bit joints and top mounted camera enhance Six’s ability to interact with the world. Unleash your creativity! Discover how versatile a hexapod robot can be.

Easily program new movements and interactions with the included ez-builder software. Like all Revolution robots,SIX is a great platform to customize with additional ez-bits using Clip’n’Play technology. There are 12 female ez-clips surrounding the circular body, and 1 female ez-clip on top of the dome. Simplicity inspires creativity!

Product Dimensions: Width 27 cm Length 27 cm Height 11 cm Weight 2.1 kg

ROLI

ROLI is a customizable planetary rover style robot, much like a space exploration vehicle. ROLI was created to be a workhorse and move across different surfaces. With a 7.4v LiPo battery powering 2 motors, this robot has enough to turque to tackle tough terrain. The wheel and tread heights are adjustable, so you can modify its ground clearance. The included ezrobot ez-bv4 Camera adds impressive vision tracking capability.

ROLI can move with ease, ready for any terrain! This robot is designed to travel long distances and through difficult territory. Compared to wheels, treads allow travel across a wide variety of surfaces without getting stuck.Easily program new movements and interactions with the included ez-builder software. Like all Revolution robots, ROLI is a great platform to customize with additional ez-bits using Clip’n’Play technology.

Customize to change it up – There are 13 female Clip’n’Play connections on it’s body – one on the front, three on the rear, four on either side, and one on top. The rover body also includes rear storage and a removable drink holder!

Product Dimensions: Width 28 cm Length 34 cm Height 17.5 cm Weight 3.2 kg