Nao Developer Program

NAO DevDays – Photos

I took these photos during the NAO DAvDays. I feel that this event as a transition for NAO a perhaps for humanoid robotics thanks to NAO developers!

We will definitively do more event like this! (September? October? be ready …)

Veltrop and his nao “Kinect Controlled Treadmill and Robot Navigation”

Taylor Veltrop did a nice work with his nao robot. I think that he want to be the first to fully teleoperate nao :)

NAO Open Source

Aldebaran Robotics shares source code with its community.

Five years of development in embedded software for humanoid robots shared with fellow researchers and developers.NAO Open Sources

(May 13, 2011 – ICRA Shanghai, China) Aldebaran Robotics, the world-leading European humanoid robotics company announced at the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation its decision to share a significant part of its source code with the research and developer community by the end of 2011.

“We will release our software as OPEN SOURCE to allow researchers, teachers, and developers to adapt and extend our software according to their needs and knowledge, said Bruno Maisonnier, the founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics. “Building robotics applications is challenging: applications are built upon many state-of-the-art complex technologies like speech recognition, object recognition, grasping, navigation and mapping. Applications need to be secure and be able to run in a constrained environment with limited resources. With over five years of experience in developing embedded systems for robotics platforms, we want to share our middleware, our core communication library, our cross-platform build tools and other essential modules with researchers, developers and emerging projects in humanoid robotics”, he added.

NAOqi, the embedded software on NAO, includes a highly cross-platform, fast, secure, reliable and distributed robotics framework which provides a comprehensive foundation for developers to leverage and improve NAO’s functionality.

Check the full announcement on the NAO Developer Program website

New videos! (ft. Taylor Veltrop)

Want a quick overview of what you can do with Choregraphe, Aldebaran’s interface for programming NAO? Or would you prefer a preview of some of the features on offer in NAOsim, the simulator in which NAO can move around and interact with his environment?

Either way, you’re bound to love these great videos by Taylor Veltrop! Taylor, one of the very first members of the NAO Developer Program, has created a robot teleoperation system using the Kinect and Wii-motes which won 3rd place in the ROS 3D Kinect contest!

For more information about the NAO Developer Program, go to

We’ve got invitations to the NAO Developer Program for you !

You watched the last Engadget Show and learned that the NAO Developer Program was launched a couple of days ago?

As you know, you must be invited by a community member to have a chance to be selected.

Linux, Python, or C++ don’t have any secrets for you and you think you can do amazing things that could give Nao even more skills and fun ?

Here is your chance to be one of these 200 pioneer developers!

We reserved a couple of invitations especially for this occasion and will distribute them to you.

Just send us an email to developer at about your motivations and skills or post a comment below.

Don’t miss today’s Engadget Show at 6:30pm !

Hello everybody !

Today, at 6:30 pm, Nao will make it’s Show from the Times Center of New York City!

And Jérôme Monceaux himself will show you how easy it is to create a new behavior for Nao.

The Engadget Show

Here is the news from Engadget:

You will be eable to see the show though this Feed:

And don’t forget, if you like Nao, Linux, C++ or Python, there’s a Developer Program for that!

Nao developer Program opening today

Dear all,

As I presented to you few days ago the Nao Developer Program was ready to be released (see this post).

Today is the day!!!!!! This evening we are sending the first invitations.

You need an invitation from a developer member to be part of this adventure.  The price of the Nao Developer Program is 3600€ which includes your own robot and everything you need to get started!

Where can you find your invitation ? Have a look at the main robotics forums and blogs, I’m sure that you can find invitations there.

Let me give you an overview of the description pages.

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Nao Developer Program coming soon – got your invitation?

Robotics will be the next phenomenon of the digital era and NAO from Aldebaran Robotics its first incarnation as a humanoid robot. I’m sure that it will be the next revolution as personal computer was 30 years ago.

We, a group of pioneers,  want to be part of the adventure and pave the way to the future. We want to combine our skills and creativity to animate NAO and bring him to robotics life. Many challenges are waiting for us :

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Social interaction and Droid User Interface
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Vision and audio recognition
  • Humanoid robot behaviors
  • Evolutionary robotics

In order to achieve this very ambitious and motivating plan, we have joined a Developer Program in which a limited number of selected talented developers around the world will create and share  source code and  applications for NAO, which could be, later, marketed on NAO online store. For that, these key developers will be able to purchase a NAO  and receive a priviledged support from Aldeberan’s team.

To apply, you need to be invited by a member of the community. Invitations come from someone in your network of developers. I’ve got a few to give out, just get in touch ;)

Top developers wanted!

Bonjour! Hi! Ni Hao! Hola! Ognacgnouc!

Let me introduce myself. I’m Jerome, a senior developer at Aldebaran Robotics in Paris. My company is the inventor of the world famous NAO humanoid robot which has been in the news recently.

I was the designer of Choregraphe and NaoQi (from the Nao’s SDK). Now, I’m leading the team who is working on the Nao’s life and preparing the future general offer.

You may have seen NAO dancing at the World Expo in Shanghai?

I’m part of a team of developers around the world who are crazy about humanoid robotics and programming. I want to reach out to the best developers who share the same passion and who want to be part of this community.

If this speaks to you, let me know!

In the next few weeks, more info coming so stay tuned…


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