Applied Informatics Group


NAO is a programmable humanoid robot manufactured by the french robotics company Aldebaran . The Academics Edition that we utilize since 2008 at the AG AI features 25 degrees of freedom and hosts a large variety of sensors. Within the HUMAVIPS EU project, we developed in collaboration with Aldebaran Robotics a new stereo vision head and an accompanying distributed software architecture to efficiently access NAOs sensors and actuators to facilitate research on multi-modal perception and human-robot interaction.

At the AGAI we use Nao as a sport trainer giving instructions and as a museums guide that engages visitors and autonomously reacts to their behavior. 

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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