NAO visiting DEVOXX 2012

The NAO show crew arrived at DEVOXX in Antwerp on Monday and while the DEVOXX team was still working on setting-up the show stage, the NAO crew performed some dry runs in a corner of the exposition hall. While director Akim and his assistant where professionally calm, some members of the NAO dance crew showed visible signs of nervousness… ;)

Fresh juice for the dance crew!
Artistic director Akim checking perfect synergy between dancing crew’s soft- and hardware.


On Wednesday, in the early morning, long before the first righteous geeks appeared to take their well deserved breakfast in the DEVOXX exposition hall, the NAO crew sneaked into the key note area to perform the last rehearsal…

DEVOXX chairman Stephan watching the girls being prepared for the show… (Picture by Pierre-Antoine Grégoire)
Show time approaching fast, everybody still is very busy… (Picture by Pierre-Antoine Grégoire)
Experienced photographers know when and in what position to best take pictures! (Picture by Pierre-Antoine Grégoire)

Then, the unavoidable moment of truth arrives: SHOWTIME!

Show Girls dancing! (Picture by Pierre-Antoine Grégoire)
Watched by 3000 fascinated spectators.

After the performance, the key note went on with Stephan speaking about the DEVOXX4Kids project. Here as well, a NAO robot named Parsec had his moment of glory.

Little Parsec surrounded by kids!
Kids, young and very young, or shall we say “our future”?

After the show, the NAO crew stayed available for discussions with interested geeks…

Aldebaran Robotics’ Community Manager Akim in duty!

… and a conference session about programming these little masterpieces!

NAO developer evangelist Dimitri presenting…



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