[Blueboard] Ateneo Physics News

Quirino Jr. M. Sugon qsugon at ateneo.edu
Tue Mar 19 16:19:51 PHT 2013

This week in Ateneo Physics News:


NAO is an autonomous, programmable humanoid robot developed in 2004 by a
French startup company Aldebaran Robotics.  NAO stands a little less than
two feet and weighs like a baby.  With about 21 to 25 ways to move–the
swaying and nodding of the head, the rotations of the arms and legs, the
grasping of the fingers–NAO can walk like a toddler, pick up an object, or
play football in RoboCup.

Mariel Dee, a BS in Applied Physics with Applied Computer Systems student
in Ateneo de Manila University, had programmed the NAO robot during her
internship at Nara Institute of Technology in Japan last 14-27 October 2013.

“One can program NAO,” she said, “by typing text commands directly to its
computer processor.  But I programmed NAO using the Kinect.”

Dr. Quirino Sugon Jr.

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Ateneo de Manila University
Program Manager, Upper Atmosphere Dynamics, Manila Observatory
Phone: 63-2-4266001 local 4850
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