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Who would have thought it? These robots have rhythm. In order to get a group of NAO robots to dance in sync, a group of scientists have programmed them to use techniques based on quorum sensing (the way bacteria and some insects communicate). This makes each robot sense what its companions are doing so that it can keep in step, join the dance late, or even recover from a giant human bully knocking it on its behind!

See a NAO at MSI (where it has also done some dancing) in Fast Forward.

  • Readers' Comments (2)
Bryan Lopez
June 19, 2012

Hello, I am a student at the University of Houston and I am wondering how to sync the Naos to move together in python. I cannot figure it out and I would like so advise on how to do this. Thank You

Lisa H.
June 21, 2012

Hi Bryan! Thanks for your comment. I wrote this post to share something I thought was neat, but I don’t have a background in robotics. Maybe you can find something helpful in the original paper (which can be found at; Aldebaran Robotics also has a forum dedicated to Nao robots ( Best of luck!

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