a robotic being

you want to be with

navel is a social robot of the next generation

What makes navel special?

Through the interplay of deep tech and innovative interaction design, navel has unique social capabilities and offers a new form of user experience.

Simply enjoy the presence of the sympathetic robot figure navel and don’t worry about how navel has to be “operated”. Because navel communicates with you in a completely natural way.

In which fields can navel be used?

As a research robot, navel enables research into new methods in social human-robot interaction.

As a service robot, e.g. in retail, navel arouses sympathy and at the same time offers helpful information and services.

As a care robot, navel autonomously activates people in need of care, increases their well-being and relieves caregivers.

This makes navel different from other social robots

Use Cases

for your specific requirement

navel

research

Researchers and developers get full access to all navel‘s capabilities:

Python SDK to program custom behaviour with direct access to all functions
– all high- and low-level data
– video and audio streams
– all actuators (locomotion, head and arm movement, voice output, …)
– RASA Dialog Manager (pre-installed) to control non-verbal behaviour

Browser application to control the robot without programming
– for quick Wizard-of-Oz tests
– Basic emotions, gestures and sequences
– own libraries can be created

For questions and orders please contact us.

navel

service

In the service and marketing area, navel uses its social skills to win and serve customers for you.

You get a simple web application that allows you to easily customise the interactions and content yourself.

We work with established distributors who can help you integrate it into your use case.

If you are interested in participating in the next pilot projects, please contact us.

navel

care

Due to his high social skills, navel can emotionally and cognitively activate people in need of care. It independently offers interventions such as activating questions, games, jokes and more.

With its many sensors and enormous computing power, navel can do this completely autonomously and empathically, without caregivers having to take care of it additionally. In this way, navel relieves caregivers and can offer additional individual interventions in parallel to the caregiver and provide variety.

If you are interested in participating in navel care pilot projects from 2023, please contact us.

Technology

Software

OS
Linux

Computer Vision (10fps)
Face detection
Person identification
Emotion recognition
Head pose
Eye gaze

Sound Processing
Sound source localization
Beam forming

Natural Language Processing
STT: Google ASR
TTS: Acapela (30 languages)
Dialog Manager: RASA

Navigation
SLAM
Socially aware proxemics

SDK
Python SDK

GUI
navel control studio

Hardware

SoC
NVIDIA® Jetson AGX Xavier

Cameras
Head: 80° 720P 60 fps Global Shutter
Body: 160° 720P 60 fps Global Shutter

Microfones
3D array comprised of 7 microfones

3D Sensors
Intel® RealSense™ Depth Module D430
3x Lidar sensors
4x Sonar sensors

Displays
3x Round OLED displays
3x Fiberoptical faceplates

Motors
Head: 3x quiet gimbal motors
Drive: 2x 70 W Maxon motors
Shoulder: 2x Servo motors
Tilt: 2x Servo motors

Speaker
2x 4 W Broadband loudspeaker 

Battery
210 Wh Li-Ion Batteries

Connectivity
LAN
WLAN

Size
Height 72 cm

Weight
7.8 kg

Cap
Wool

navel - der soziale Roboter

Please contact us for questions or a quote