Humanoid Robots and the Future of Education: Pepper and NAO


Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performance humanoid robots that prove to be ideal platforms for human-machine interaction, cognitive computing, and autonomous navigation. These robots are particularly effective in education, establishing empathetic connections with children and fostering the development of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional skills. They have been successfully employed in individualized educational programs for students with disabilities, including autism, enhancing socialization and self-esteem in children. Beyond their interaction capabilities, Pepper and NAO are comprehensive development packages, integrating computers, cameras, sensors, and motors, making them accessible tools for education and research. Through their specialized hardware and software, these robots act as autonomous agents supporting learning in educational environments, engaging in complex topics and effectively interacting with students and teachers.