Robotic Idol!

 Robotic Idol, a dance competition for humanoid robots!


As STEM programs across the nation are rising to attract students into prominent fields such as Engineering, Computer Science, Technology, and Robotics, educators are searching for new innovative ideas to transform their curriculum from theory to hands-on experience. With the help of robotics, educators are bringing theory to life!

Aldebaran invites you to participate in a robotics competition that will test your student’s knowledge in computer science and physics while also strengthening their skills in critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. Students will learn the concepts of motion, control, and vision by manipulating a fully-programmable and autonomous humanoid robot named NAO.


General Rules

Robotic Idol is a programming competition for students in Grades 6-12. Each team will be expected to create and develop, during a three month period, 3 dance behaviors for NAO that they will have to execute during the competition. Each dance will be 80 seconds long. Dances will be judged on choreography, technique, showmanship, and precision based on a point system.

Important Dates

  • Registration Deadline: Friday, June 28, 2013
  • NAO Training: Beginning in July 2013
  • Competition: Saturday, October 26, 2013

NAO Dance Competition Package

  • 1 NAO H25 Robot
  • 1 Choregraphe Site License
  • 5 Examples of Dance Programming
  • 1 Aldebaran Robotics’ STEM Curriculum Book
  • Training
  • 1 Transport Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • 1 Charger and 1 Battery
  • Ticket to Participate in Robotic Idol!