Last month I posted a video of Bruno Maisonnier, founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, showing off the newly enhanced Nao humanoid robot. Then several people asked me to see the full sequence of Nao doing its "Star Wars" act, with hilarious impressions of Darth Vader and R2-D2. Here it is:
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