Elise D.

A week-end at Geekopolis

Last week-end, one of our team participated for the first to Geekopolis, 'the festival of imaginary cultures'. Dedicated to geek culture, the convention gathered during two days more than 15,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors in Paris.

NAO at Geekopolis

The particularity of Geekopolis is the diversity of the universes represented. Not less than five different 'villages' and worlds stand alongside each other:

  • Avalon, dedicated to heroic fantasy and the medieval world
  • Nautilus, the steampunk area
  • Metropolis, for science-fiction and comics
  • Little Tokyo, the Japanese village
  • Teklab, dedicated to new technologies

During the week-end, the team ran a booth in the Teklab village. Three NAO robots were accompanying us and introduced to the public.

Aldebaran Booth
Aldebaran Booth

Since most of the visitors did not know much about robotics, Celine offered introductions to programing on the booth all the day. Both youngs and olds could discover the basics of NAO functioning.

Progamming workshop
Aldebaran Booth
Progamming workshop

For many, meeting with NAO was a first. Despites the environment noise, our little bots did the job and amazed the visitors with their dancing and interaction skills.

NAO at Geekopolis
NAO at Geekopolis

He was also lucky enough to meet many mythical characters..

NAO at Geekopolis
NAO at GeekopolisNAO at GeekopolisNAO at GeekopolisNAO at Geekopolis

Geekopolis is not the kind of event we are used to exhibit at, but our team was really glad to be part of it!

Photo Credits: Anthony Gomes, Maïder Saez and Camille Nabat

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