Title

Human-Robot Interaction Using the NAO Robot

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

The NAO robot, developed by SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran Robotics), is an autonomous and fully programmable humanoid robot that is capable of interacting with humans by means of verbal and physical communication. Its potential capabilities can also extend to performing strenuous physical movements, i.e., dancing, and accessing the Internet through HTTP requests to provide advanced, “on‐the‐fly” information. This robot was used in AriGato Robotics Team’s 2018‐2019 Computer Science Capstone Project, where they were tasked with developing new programs for the NAO robot. These new programs were to be different and vastly more exciting than the robot’s default behaviors; the programs, also known as modules, improve the user experience when interacting with NAO and make the overall interaction experience much more memorable and interesting. Users can trigger NAO’s various modules with verbal commands and/or questions to execute activities such as push‐ups, guessing the user’s age using facial analysis, and providing information about movies. Other behaviors include activities such as dancing to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”, recommending an outfit based upon the weather of NAO’s current location, talking about Central’s offered Computer Science courses, and more! Given the growing abundance of robots and artificial intelligence in today’s society, the NAO robot project bridges embedded systems and the software development lifecycle to better understand how users may interact and benefit from robotics technology.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of the Sciences.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Donald Davendra

Department/Program

Computer Science

AriGato Presentation SOURCE 5-16-19.pptx (3499 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Chen

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AriGato Presentation SOURCE 5-16-19.pptx (3499 kB)
Slides for SOURCE 2019 presentation Chen

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May 16th, 12:00 AM May 16th, 12:00 AM

Human-Robot Interaction Using the NAO Robot

Ellensburg

The NAO robot, developed by SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran Robotics), is an autonomous and fully programmable humanoid robot that is capable of interacting with humans by means of verbal and physical communication. Its potential capabilities can also extend to performing strenuous physical movements, i.e., dancing, and accessing the Internet through HTTP requests to provide advanced, “on‐the‐fly” information. This robot was used in AriGato Robotics Team’s 2018‐2019 Computer Science Capstone Project, where they were tasked with developing new programs for the NAO robot. These new programs were to be different and vastly more exciting than the robot’s default behaviors; the programs, also known as modules, improve the user experience when interacting with NAO and make the overall interaction experience much more memorable and interesting. Users can trigger NAO’s various modules with verbal commands and/or questions to execute activities such as push‐ups, guessing the user’s age using facial analysis, and providing information about movies. Other behaviors include activities such as dancing to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies”, recommending an outfit based upon the weather of NAO’s current location, talking about Central’s offered Computer Science courses, and more! Given the growing abundance of robots and artificial intelligence in today’s society, the NAO robot project bridges embedded systems and the software development lifecycle to better understand how users may interact and benefit from robotics technology.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of the Sciences.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/115