NAO is an interactive companion robot currently being used to speak Shakespeare to older adults for psychological well-being! NAO was released in 2006 and is continually evolving. Currently UTA owns the 5th version, and about 10,000 NAO have already been sold throughout the world. Small and with pleasantly rounded features, NAO is the first humanoid robot designed by SoftBank Robotics. A tremendous programming tool, he is currently a reference in the sectors of education and research.
NAO is being used for research for the Dept. of Theatre Arts, College of Liberal Arts, and University of Texas at Arlington. UTA is a Research 1 university which is a highly prestigious classification for universities that engage in wide-ranging research activities.
For more information about NAO, please visit SoftBank Robotics’ website.