NAO Educational Robot for K-12/STEM Education
The Educational Robot for K-12/STEM Education
Designed in Paris by Softbank Robotics Company, NAO6 is the most famous humanoid robot in the world, with nearly 10,000 units distributed worldwide, used in research, technological training, point-of-sale animation, education and more.
Jacky’s Business Solutions LLC., a leading business Enterprise in the Dubai, UAE are the Strategic partner for Pepper and the NAO robots from Softbank Robotics Europe ltd. With the developed ecosystem of partner network, Jacky’s is responsible to distribute, market and support NAO 6 humanoid robot across Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
Nao- the humanoid robot is designed to interact with people- mainly the children. NAO robot is primarily used in schools (K12 and STEM) education and research. Also, these robots are deployed for the development of “children of determination” or children with Autism needs. Since the Robot is packed with a variety of sensors it can do variety of tasks such as walk, dance, speak, and recognize faces and objects. This is result of a unique combination of mechanical engineering and software. NAO is also used as an assistant by companies and healthcare centers to welcome, inform and entertain visitor.
Education and Research
NAO6 is versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of teachers and researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing, and autonomous navigation, etc. NAO easily create empathetic link with kids, inspire and drive them for physical and intellectual exercises, develop social and emotional skills.
NAO6 are powerful and attractive ambassadors to raise disease awareness and prevention. Providing unique and optimized patient experience for better disease management, they are also the interactive & intellectual interface for patient adherence to treatment With remote-monitoring capabilities, our robots empower patient to access larger-scope and value-added care. NAO are the perfect learning & training tool to enhance patient’s functional ability & intrinsic capacity.
AskNAO Tablet, developed by ERM Robotique France, makes the robot even easier to use and program, so that everyone can benefit from NAO’s power for young pupils’ education.
Three main lines of work have been developed:
- Use NAO to introduce students to programming and skills development through the handling of innovative devices.
- Use NAO as an education assistant to transmit knowledge and skills to one or more students with autonomous mini-educational sessions. NAO is, therefore, the support of a differentiated playful and captivating teaching within the class.
- NAO is also an outstanding tool for specialized education, including autism treatment, as evidenced by a growing number of studies. we offer a software suite developed in collaboration with several specialized centers, with a content designed for children with specific needs.
The easy NAO control solution
« Learn and have fun »
A fun and simple programming solution
« Learn computer code / create new activities »
Special-needs education & Healthcare:
AskNAO Tablet for Autism
Support & Educate children with autism
Learning companion for children with autism
AskNAO Tablet for autism is a complete solution to assist educators in teaching children with autism. The solution includes a NAO robot with educational and playful applications programmed specifically for the needs of children with emotional, behavioral, and/or cognitive impairments.
What are the benefits of having NAO in a classroom?
NAO has great qualities that are perfect for special needs education: NAO is captivating, predictable, neutral, tireless, and has multi-faceted interactivity.
NAO is a technological humanoid interface that naturally attracts children. It helps create communication between the child and their environment. NAO is easy to understand, helps reduce children's anxiety, and minimizes risk of over-stimulation. It constantly encourages children and can repeat instructions, which helps build their confidence.
Whether through touch, voice, or sight, NAO offers many possibilities to interact with it.
What can the AskNAO Tablet do for children with autism?
Even without computer or robotic knowledge, AskNAO Tablet allows anyone regardless of background to take control of the robot easily.
The AskNAO Tablet for Autism comes with a variety of applications. The educational applications are directly inspired by proven approaches and behavioral models especially made for autism. They are customizable, and you can select and adapt each activity according to the child's learning objectives, motivation, and personality. These applications cover a range of complementary and varied skills such as interpersonal communication, everyday activities, emotional recognition activities, and more.
The playful solution for education: AskNAO Tablet
AskNAO Tablet, learning while having fun
AskNAO solution has specially been designed for children with special needs. AskNao Tablet is a software suite that includes:
- The tablet application to control the robot very easily and launch “apptivities” on the robot.
- Several pedagogical “apptivities” developed in connection with teachers.
The tablet application
The tablet application is essential to benefit fully from AskNAO suite. Thanks to it, NAO robot has an additional media to show and describe, which increases its possibilities with exercises that cannot be satisfied with oral answers, such as questions on conjugation or forms choice.
Moreover, you will easily control the robot: use the application to launch programs on NAO, control the volume, movements, and speech.
We supply "ready-to-use" educational activities with the AskNAO Tablet solution. These activities can be fun and therapeutic! With the pre-installed content, the user has access to a turnkey solution and can start working right away with the robot. The applications revolve around 4 points:
- Educational games
- Physical activities in which the child has to imitate or guide NAO
- Story-telling activities which help develop the children's listening abilities
- Reward system
NAO games usually go as follows: the robot presents a situation, then asks a question, and lets the children konw if they answered successfully. Answers can be given orally, by Showing an object, or by using the tablet (for multi-player mode, only answering via the tablet is currently possible).
The list of available games is the following:
Color game: The robot asks the child to recognize objects, by name and/or color, and carry out actions with the objects (customizable – For very young children).
- Build thinking skills
- Receptive communication
Color hunt: NAO has lost its colors, and the students have to help him by showing NAO the colors
Images game (animals, transportation…) : NAO asks the children to show him animals, means of transport and other objects (customizable). « acquisition / restitution » method
Guess a sport: The robot mimics a sport, and the children have to guess which one it is.
Guess my emotions: The robot mimics an emotion and the students must try and guess which one it is:
Thanks to NAO's high degree of freedom and flexibility, it is able to perform many movements and positions.
NAO has the following activities available:
Yoga adventure: NAO practices Yoga, and the child imitates its positions (Tablet version)
Follow me: The child takes NAO by the hand, and the robot follows him
To stimulate children’s attention and work on oral comprehension:
The three musketeers: NAO tells the story of The Three Musketeers and acts it out via gestures.
Time : 1 minute 15 seconds
Christmas Eve: A little story for good children
Time : 4 minutes 30 seconds
A Pirate’s tale: A story the involves sailors, parrots and a big treasure!
Time : 1 minute 40 seconds
Awards are mainly used to congratulate the child after an activity. It can be simple things like dances or a small performance, where the child only has to watch, and requires no input from his part. Some of the AskNAO Tablet awards are:
- Electroswing dance: NAO dances on Little Lilly Swing by Tri Tachyon.
- Zombie Disco dance
- Mister Funk dance
- Tai Chi Dance: NAO makes Tai Chi movements
Ask NAO Blockly : learn programming
NAO6 is a tremendous programming tool and he has especially become a standard in education and research. Once the pupil develops the basic skills from the ASK NAO tablet, they build their robotic programming skills using the ASK NAO Blockly tools.
AskNao Blockly is a software suite includes:
- A free online version (www.erm-robotique.com/blockly)
- A full offline version (school license) with extended functionalities (tablet interaction, sounds and images integration, new movements recording, QR- code use
Thanks to Blockly, the children learn programming NAO and the Tablet interface.
Functions with media files and communication with a Tablet
AskNAO Blockly : easily create new activities
Thanks to Blockly, all teachers can create their own educative activities (capsules) and use them with their students.
- Oral comprehension à Story telling
NAO tells a story, performs movements, and displays images associated with the words or sentences on the tablet. It is also possible to add a quiz segment to the story telling activity.
- Oral comprehension à Phonem recognition
The NAO robot asks: In which word do you hear the sound? NAO proposes several words and/or displays images associated to words on the tablet. The child answers by repeating the word, proposing a card or selecting the right answer on the tablet.
- Human body and Gymnastics
The NAO robot performs gymnastic movements or dances. Simultaneously, he gives explanations on the benefits for the human body, anatomy.
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