Introducing Dewey the Noosa Library Service NAO Robot.
Dewey is a 58 cm tall humanoid NAO robot that can walk, dance, sing and interact with people.
Dewey was manufactured by Alderbaran Robotics in Paris, France and our robot's name comes from Melvil Dewey who in 1876 published the Library Classification system, the Dewey Decimal System.
Noosa Library Service was able to purchase Dewey through a Technology Trendsetters Grant from the State Library of Queensland as part of our Robots for Everyone Project.
We are excited to be the first Australian Public Library Service to deliver a program using this state of the art robotics technology.
Dewey is a social and learning tool incorporating the elements of STEM learning
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Our Robots for Everyone programs include
· Outreach—visits by Dewey to Schools and organisations and community groups
· Introduction to Robotics sessions - basic lessons in coding Dewey using the choreographe software package.
· Robot storytelling
· Desktop appearances by Dewey at Noosaville, Cooroy and the Mobile Library.
· Appearances at exhibitions such as the Assistive Learning Expo and the 2015 Queensland Public Libraries conference.
If you would like to experience coding a robot on your own pc, you may like to download a free 90 day trial of the Choreographe software.
To do this, visit the Aldebaran website choose sign in then create an account.
After creating an account, download the Choreographe software
To book into a robotic session visit our Events Calendar