NAO in Reading for Bastille day

This year my NAO robot was invited to celebrate Bastille Day in Reading. Four Frenchmen – Boubacar Dembélé, Eric Leray, Vincent Valère and Frédéric Kayrouz – were organising a Bastille Day event in Reading and, since NAO is made by the French company Aldebaran Robotics they asked if I could bring NAO along for a demo.

A week before the event I went to Reading to meet Eric, Vincent & Frédéric and for a photoshoot with the Reading Post so they could publish a teaser article.

teaser photo

Then on the 14th July I spent the whole day demonstrating NAO to members of the public. I kept the demos short and Carl Clement's animal card game and Aldebaran's implementation of NAO dancing Gangnam style proved to be favourites.

The Reading Post has a writeup of the weekend.