Robot in Residence

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

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.


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.


The Stations


Nao in Kenya, Nairobi - Goethe-Institut  

October - November
Nao in Nairobi


About Robots


For more information and questions please contact:
Vulane Mthembu

Project Coordinator Gamebox
Tel.: +27 11 442 3232