Wellesley Free Library, which has been trotting its newly acquired NAO robots around in recent weeks as part of a #nametherobots social media campaign, concluded the contest on Saturday afternoon by holding a meet-and-greet with Sky (the blue robot) and Lava (the red one).
A 10-year-old named Oliver Laybourn gets credit for coming up with the names for the talented humanoid robots, which can teach you to do everything from program to dance to tai chi. More than 500 entries were submitted for the naming contest.
Even if you missed the reception, you can still interact with the robots. The library is signing up people to learn the robots’ drop-and-drag Choregraphe programming language, and Sky and Lava will also be accessible during upcoming demo days.
The acquisition of the NAO robots was made possible through a grant from the Wellesley Free Library Foundation.