The NAO-Base

Notre Dame Fun Lab Department of Psychology

The NAO-Base is a collection of robot behaviors that have been used and tested in therapy sessions incorporating Aldeberan NAO Robots in work at the F.U.N. Lab.  You may view the movements by playing the YouTube clip or download the actual behavior files (“.crg” format) for use in your own projects with the NAO Robot and Choregraphe software by clicking on the file links.  We encourage users to use our behaviors and modify them for their own work.  New behaviors will continue to be uploaded as they are created by the members of the lab. 

This project was developed primarily to serve as a guide to the students and staff at the University of Notre Dame F.U.N. Lab and the Center for Children and Families in robots and autism research initiatives. It may also be an aid to anyone else who may be using the NAO Robots. 

Most of the movement files are from an older version of the NAO Robot and Choregraphe software, but these movements are compatible with the newer robot models.

This project was developed through the University of Notre Dame Autism F.U.N. Lab, eMotion and eCognition Lab, and the Center for Children and Families. 

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Thanks to all that contributed to this project: John Vernon, Dr. Josh Diehl, Dr. Charles Crowell, Dr. Mike Villano, Karen Tang, Kristen Weir, Jess Kumar, Stephanie Mazur, Jack Flores, the F.U.N. Lab, the eMotion and eCognition Lab, and the staff at the Center for Children and Families.

If you encounter any technical issues, or would like to leave a comment or suggestion, please contact us at: fun.lab@nd.edu.