NAO – Aldebaran
We’ve seen Nao bust a move and play a little footy, and now its creator is making plans to take its bots off-roading in the name of disaster relief. Aldebaran robotics recently announced its intention to invest in and develop a range of robots that can traverse rocky roads to help in hazardous situations, citing the tsunami in Japan as a catalyst for the move. The company’s yet to state how it will make this happen, but says it’s already made contributions to Cap Robotique, the “French cluster dedicated to the development and innovation in the field of service robotics.” If you ask us, we’re all for Nao gettin’ a little dirt under its nails, as long as it can still serve Fosse. Full PR after the break.