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NAO: The Dancing Robot With a Heart

Aldebaran Robotics has teamed up with Intel to create NAO, a cute little robot with an Intel Atom powered heart.

Standing at approximately 21 inches tall and weighing in at 9 pounds, NAO is about the size of an infant. This robot can be fully customized with a wide range of accessories that Aldebaran reports can be used for a multitude of purposes. One of the intended purposes of the NAO robot is education. It can even educate us on how to dance flamenco!

Some of NAO's hardware specs include two speakers, four microphones, and two webcams with CMOS sensors. Also included is WiFi 802.11 connectivity, 256MB of ram and 2GB NAND Flash memory. The Intel Atom processor powers the robot's Linux based operating system.

So how much does this groovy robot cost? Since the NAO has a wide range of customization, it can cost anywhere from $1300 to $16,000.