Thursday, August 16, 2007

Nao robot replaces AIBO in RoboCup Standard Platform League

Aldebaran Robotics' Nao robot didn't exactly have all that many skills to show off
at the recent RoboCup in Atlanta, but it apparently had enough to earn
itself a place as the new de facto bot for the Standard Platform League
(previously known as the Four-Legged League). Until now, that position
had been held by Sony's AIBO, who will now apparently be relegated to
cheering on its bipedal successor from the sidelines. The Standard
Platform League, as the same suggests, requires all competitors to use
the same robot, placing all the focus on software development instead
of hardware tweaking. Unfortunately, it seems that you'll still have to
wait a bit if you're thinking about competing as, last we heard, there
was still no word on pricing or availability for the
long-in-development Nao.

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