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Active Robots Voted No:1 in Education
This entry was posted on November 13, 2014.
We're number 1 according to Emma Williams at Total Education.
Recently, Total Education published a blog listing the top robotics companies operating within the field of education and Active Robots are happy to announce that we have been voted number 1!
After years of hard work and dedication in the field of robotics in education it's always nice to get some feedback from the community which we serve and hopefully this won't be the last! Active Robots have built up a loyal following within the education community during the last 12 years through our dedicated team of experts.
As part of our ongoing commitment to robotics in education within the core STEM subjects we've recently been to the Teen Tech event in Surrey in November to show off the NAO robot to students. This gives students the opportunity to interact with NAO and find out more information as to how robotics can help them develop in all 4 STEM subjects. We have developed this relationship with Teen Tech over the years so that robotics is continually represented to students at technology events.
We also undertake numerous workshop days within schools where we take in NAO robots for students to interact and learn with. This has become increasingly important for schools especially since the Government changes to the Curriculum. We have worked with numerous schools around the UK and you can watch a short video about NAO within schools by clicking on the photo to the left.
Active Robots will continue to serve the education community long into the future and hope to remain number 1 in the area of robotics within education.
To read more about why we were voted number 1 please visit: goo.gl/75Yn7E
NAO’s many sensors and actuators, convenient size, and attractive appearance, combined with sophisticated embedded software, makes it a unique humanoid robot ideal for many research fields.
NAO boasts, for example, face and object recognition, automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech in nineteen languages, and whole body motion.
Aldebaran Robotics NAO is a programmable, 57-cm tall humanoid robot with the following key features:
- Body with 25 degrees of freedom (DOF) whose key elements are electric motors and actuators
- Sensor network, including 2 cameras, 4 microphones, sonar rangefinder, 2 IR emitters and receivers, 1 inertial board, 9 tactile sensors, and 8 pressure sensors
- Various communication devices, including voice synthesizer, LED lights, and 2 high-fidelity speakers
- Intel ATOM 1,6ghz CPU (located in the head) that runs a Linux kernel and supports Aldebaran’s proprietary middleware (NAOqi)
- Second CPU (located in the torso)
The NAO robot is currently available from £3990 +VAT with a variety of packages for schools available.