Nao Plays Jingle Bells
Nao Plays Jingle Bells
Written by Harry Fairhead   
Saturday, 24 December 2011

Nao must be everyone's favourite robot so what could be better than to hear him play Jingle Bells at Xmas on a glockenspiel no less (a xylophone, if you recall, has wooden not metal bars).




Even if you can't stand Jingle Bells, it is worth watching this because it demonstrates the huge difference between some of the very polished Nao performances we have seen as part of the promotional effort and something more homely and realistic.



Yes, he doesn't seem to get the tune right and it is far too slow and lacks expression. The movements are jerky and there isn't much sign of any damping a having been applied. My guess is that the code was produced in a hurry to amuse us so don't be too critical. However, it does point out how difficult it is to do an impressive job on even a simple robot task.

More Information

Humanoid Robots Lab at the University of Freiburg!

Further Reading

An App Store For Robots

Next Generation NAO Robot

Nao and Heather Knight on CNN



To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on Google+, Twitter, Linkedin or Facebook or sign up for our weekly newsletter.



Ionic Creator - Generate The Code

Can applications be created without code? However utopian that might sound, it does not preclude the possibility of the process being eased in some way. Ionic's Creator is a cloud based tool that aims [ ... ]

Word Of The Year Is An Emoji

The Face with Tears of Joy emoji has become Oxford Dictionaries 2015 Word of the Year, raising the question of can an emoji be considered to have the status of a word.

More News

blog comments powered by Disqus



Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 July 2012 )

RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2015 All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.