June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Computing & Information Technology
The NAO humanoid robot includes several programming tools and development kits that are supported on commonly available operating systems for defining the behavior of the robot at runtime. However, there are situations where it is desirable to control the NAO, or to run specific programs, from tablets or other devices which are not supported by the vendor-provided tools. This document describes a method of using the WebSocket protocol, a standardized protocol for communicating between different applications using well-established Web technologies, to send commands from an app running on a tablet device to a NAO robot, using a Python script running on the NAO as an intermediary between the remote device and the NAO software. A proof-of-concept architecture and implementation using an Android tablet app is presented. Finally, the alternative technologies and potential next steps for future enhancement are discussed.
Leaf, J., & Gerlick, R. E., & Richter, D. C. (2017, June), Remote Interaction with a NAO Robot using a Tablet Device Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28798
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