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NAO-Roboter im Prager Goethe-Institut© Pavlína Jáchimová / Goethe-Institut

Robot in Residence

A NAO robot travelling through African countries as part of a regional project on diversity in artificial intelligences initiated by the Goethe-Institut. The goal is to teach the NAO local cultural skills in the selected host countries.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: NAO ROBOT IN RESIDENCE © Goethe-Institut

NAO ROBOT IN RESIDENCE (SOUTH AFRICA)

2023 November-December was the South African premiere of this program a NAO 6 humanoid robot was hosted for two months. During this time, the Goethe-Institut offered 4 participants an opportunity to work closely with the NAO.
 


ABOUT NAO

In the "Robot in Residence" project, the dark gray NAO 6, which stands about 60 centimeters tall and weighs just over fifteen kilograms. NAO is the sixth generation of the interactive humanoid robot NAO, developed by the Japanese-French company SoftBank Robotics. It is in use worldwide and serves primarily as a research object for educational institutions. 

This resident robot has been sent by the Goethe-Institut to different countries in Africa on an intercultural exploratory tour of Africa. It will make a guest appearance in a different capital city each month. During this program, he will be mentored and further programmed by coders and artists, depending on local issues and frameworks, so that he learns cultural skills and abilities from each host country.

 


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Contact

For more information and questions please contact:
Vulane Mthembu

Project Coordinator Gamebox
Tel.: +27 11 442 3232
Email: Vulane.Mthembu@goethe.de

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