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At Intuitive Robots, we create custom applications dedicated to humanoid robots. We propose new uses for your digital lives.

The new advanced humanoid robots now have the ability to interact naturally and intuitively with people. Thus, they can be used as new communication interfaces:

  • At home : from children to elderly people, we propose adapted applications for educational and entertainment activities, daily life needs, home automation, etc. The domain of application is limitless.
  • For professional uses : guiding in stores, welcoming in hotels, quizzing in museums, entertaining in an event, our applications provide an innovative service and enhance people experience.

Our expertise and creativity allow us to address this challenge :

Give the robots a spark of life, and the chance to integrate our lives.

Company & Services

Intuitive Robots is a premier developer and publisher of humanoid robots applications.

Our developments are dedicated to humanoid robots as, for example, the famous robots NAO or Pepper, from the French company Softbank Robotics (Formerly Aldebaran) wich is the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics.

Focused on HRI (Human-Robot Interactions), our pool of expertise is divided in three types of services :

  • Services dedicated to professionals: services, retail, education, culture
  • Services dedicated to people: from children to elderly people
  • Services for events and shows

 

Services for professionnals
Services for all of us
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July 2016 : Vivatech Paris 2016

During three days, we attended one of the most awaited event of the year, the VivaTech Paris 2016. We were present at the Carrefour Lab, showing all the benefits to integrate Pepper in any kind of business, by using our new solution, Pepper4Services.

  • With Franck Calzada, CEO Intuitive Robots

  • Carrefour Group was the first company in Europe to integrate Pepper in their stores

  • Franck Calzada presenting different use-cases with Pepper

  • How to play memory game with Pepper ? Kids know !


 

July 2016 : The 3rd place for Intuitive Robots at the France Entreprise Digital challenge, start-up category

We thank ADN Ouest and everyone who voted for us during this challenge dedicated to innovations in the French digital landscape.

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June 2016 : Pepper at Carrefour : A use-case in retail store

Below a video made by Softbank Robotics & Carrefour France, showing Pepper and some use cases in retail store :


January 2016 : For the first time in Europe, we can meet humanoid robots in retail stores !

We developed these applications for Carrefour and Softbank Robotics Europe !

Pepper LOL Chez Carrefour

Few details about the project :

” To the delight of visitors, Pepper the Robot combines entertainment activities and services for the customers of the store, around several interactive applications created by the French start-up Intuitive Robots , in collaboration with Aldebaran Robotics and Carrefour (the French multinational retailer). Various games are proposed such as Akinator, Memory Game that will appeal to the youngest, but also the “Game Smile” based on the recognition of basic emotions. Dances are offered as well as a photos session for an unforgettable meeting. About the customers services,  the robot offers a satisfaction survey and various informations about the products. “

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Intuitive Robots introduces Pepper robot from Aldebaran – Humanoids robots for Services, Retail, and for private uses.

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Come to visit us on the stand B20 at Innorobo 2015 ! Let’s talk about robots !

Innorobo 2015

Innorobo 2015

A short TV video presenting some of our apps in Numérique!

Télé Nantes

An article and a video presenting Intuitive Robots on France Live.
Read the article.

France Live

Few images of our Math Writer application in the Aldebaran’s Atelier in Paris (from 13min 30s in the video).The Intuitive Robots applications in the media : Canal plus !

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They are playing with Akinator and the Math Writer, both Intuitive Robots applications, seen in the Aldebaran’s Atelier in Paris.

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Interview of Franck Calzada, founder of Intuitive Robots, during the Digital Week in Nantes.

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Our Math Writer application seen in an interview of Bruno Maisonnier, the founder of Aldebaran, on BFM Business.

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Franck Calzada, founder of Intuitive Robots, interviewed by Humanoides.fr, the French website, while presenting Nao applications on the Aldebaran’s booth in InnoroboFranck Calzada, founder of Intuitive Robots, is interviewed for the website Humanoides.fr

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A word from an expert in robotic, Franck Calzada in Planète Robots n°28 A word of an expert in Robotic, Franck Calzada in the press : Planète Robots

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Our team

High-level (and awesome) engineers

Robots and engineers are already working together

Meet the main team !

Team Intuitive Robots

Our team

High-level (and awesome) engineers

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Meet our team !

Franck

Franck Calzada
Founder & CEO

“ I started to deal with robotics since i was a student. At this time, humanoid robots were only a dream on a piece of paper. This dream became available and affordable only few years ago, thanks to Aldebaran which created NAO and the new Pepper. In 2012, as I integrated the NAO Developer Program, I started to create many applications especially for NAO. Two years later, I decided to start the Intuitive Robots adventure. ”

Thomas

Thomas Pennarun
research engineer / developer

“ Hi, I’m Thomas ! As a robot-addicted, that was natural (and pretty cool) for me to join the Intuitive Robots team. I have a master degree in Robotic Engineering and I am here to use my skills to find new and funny ways to interact with humanoid robots. I truly believe in the incoming robotic revolution : give access to useful/awesome humanoid robots to everyone. I am glad to be a part of it ! See you soon ! ”

“ I believe that humanoid robots will change the world (and it already started !). I am convinced that Intuitive Robots will play a big role in the development of the worldwide humanoid robotic field, thanks to our expertise, our creativity and our vision. ”

Franck Calzada, Founder
 

Julien

Julien Joliff
Marketing and Communication Manager

“ Hi ! I’m a digital native passionate about new technologies and innovation, this is why I decided to join Intuitive Robots. I have a Master degree in Management and Marketing and I’d like to apply my skills in communication to make Intuitive Robots famous ! Working with humans and robots is very fulfilling and the field of possibilities is unlimited. My job is to create use cases to make Pepper useful within the digital strategy of any kind of business. ”

Paulo

Paulo Cornec
Robotic Engineer

“As a big fan of new technlogies, I’m finishing my engineering studies in electronics and digital technologies. After several robots design projects during my academic background, I can say that today I’m really passionate about the robotics field. Much more than the Industrial Robotics, I’m particularly interested in humanoid robotics for B to B and B to C. After that, I discovered that Intuitive Robots was based winthin 100m of my school,  which was a great opportunity for me to develop my skills work with the famous Nao and Pepper robots. The adventure begins now !”

Melyss

Melyss Blouin
Robotic Engineer

“I’m currently studying automatic system, control and industrial computing, I developed a strong interest in robotics through various projects. So I naturally took the opportunity to do my intership at Intuitive Robots, which is the best way to take part in the promising development of humanoid robotic.”

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Napoléon, TARS and CASE
Napoléon, TARS & CASE
Test and validation engineers

“ Hello human brothers ! We’re one of the most important members of the team (if not the most importants… Ahah !!). Designed by Aldebaran in Paris, we are the perfect platform to test the new Intuitive Robots algorithms that give life to robots. We validate all the developments and applications created by Intuitive Robots. ”

Marc

Marc Lamazouere
Software Engineer

“As a computer science student, I thought I was predestineted to work in a consulting firm, but joining Intutive Robots was a fantastic opportunity to combine my expertise in web with my passion which is robotics. The Intuitive Robots team has considerably strengthened my desire to help give life to humanoid robots !”

Flora

Flora Briand
UX Engineer

“I am a Software Engineer with a User eXperience expertise. Therefore I have a dual skill: Developer (with an engineer degree in embedded systems) and Ergonomist (with an MSc Interactive Intelligent Systems). Passionate about any kind of human-machine interface, particularly innovative ones, and after 6 years working at Aldebaran on Nao and Pepper, I joined Intuitive Robots to make the interaction with these humanoid robots a natural, intuitive… and fun experience! :)”

Pepper4Services Solution

Pepper4Services : "A ready-to-use solution for your business"

Pepper4Services

Pepper4Services Solution

Pepper4Services Solution
“A ready-to-use solution for your Business”

 

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Since 2014, our experience combined with our knowledge of Pepper robot, as much about his ability as technical or physical constraints, made us able to design robust and effective solutions.

We have designed “Pepper4Services“, a suite of solutions which includes applications and web tools for Pepper, which is adaptable to any kind of business (Retail, services…).
Through a web interface, this solution allows to easily, rapidly and intuitively create and manage the robots’ contents and behaviors.

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Who is this solution for ?

Developed to provide an effective and user-friendly solution for any type of business, “Pepper4Services” covers a large number of use cases which are adaptable whatever the activity.

In order to simplify Pepper’s integration within businesses, this solution has been designed to avoid technical tasks such as programming, so our clients can focus only on the content.
Our solution is aimed at marketing & communication service , a commercial or innovation service.

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What are the use-cases covered by Pepper4Services ?

Created to be used in a business environment, Pepper is a new interface that enhances the customer experience and provides a high-added value by providing new services and communication means.

Our solution integrate several applications to enable Pepper to :

  • Attract
  • Welcome
  • Guide
  • Inform
  • Promote products and services
  • Make a satisfaction survey
  • Answer frequently asked questions (FAQ)
  • Entertain

your_app_ideaWe also develop custom and specific applications according to your needs or activity.

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How to give a spark of life to Pepper according to your activity ?

These applications are configurable at any time through our CMS, accessible from the Web. So everyone can give life to Pepper, according to his own activity.

This web portal enables you to define the behavior of the robot for each of our applications and thus, define what must Pepper :

  • Understand from a human
  • Say through the dialogue
  • Display with the tablet
  • Be animated with his gesture
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How to measure the quality of your content ?

We provide real-time analytics accessible from our Web portal. These statistics help to understand and analyse interactions with Pepper, adapt the content (speech and messages) and thus, improve your quality of service.

We have three categories of data (crossed between them), for a better understanding and analysis :

  • Demographics (Gender, age, mood…)
  • Spatio-temporal (Place, moment…)
  • Use-cases (The most popular applications or products, the services required, the frequently asked questions, the opinions daily collected…)

Screenshots of the solution :

  • Pepper4Services : A ready-to-use Web CMS solution adaptable to any kind of business

  • Simply and rapidly create, edit and remove any content at anytime

  • Listen and see in real-time what Pepper understands and says

  • Understand and measure interactions with Pepper thanks to the analytics dashboard

For further information :

 

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PURCHASE PEPPER WITH INTUITIVE ROBOTS

 

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As Pepper Partner and certified by Softbank Robotics, we ensure the distribution of Pepper.

By purchasing Pepper via Intuitive Robots, you get all the benefits of our ready-to-use solution Pepper4Services solution which allows to easily, rapidly and intuitively create and manage the robots’ contents and behaviors, whatever your business (Welcoming & guiding people, products promotion, services presentation, FAQ, satisfaction survey, entertainment…)

We also offer a catalogue of services to support you in the Pepper4Services management.

For further information about the prices and services, feel free to contact us!

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PEPPER IN CARREFOUR

For the first time in Europe !

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Pepper at Carrefour France and Spain
For the first time in Europe
with Intuitive Robots !
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INTRODUCTION

The added value of Intuitive Robots in this project :

Intuitive Robots gives a spark of life to humanoid robots. Our job is to provide new uses within the digital strategies of our clients in the retail or service domains.

Our expertise in the integration of humanoid robots, such as Pepper the robot within the companies, come from our experience and our knowledge regarding the physical and technical capabilities and constraints of this new human-machine interface.

In partnership with Softbank Robotics (Ex. Aldebaran) and Carrefour, a particular attention was taken during the design stage in order to facilitate the interactions between Pepper and people who have never interacted with a humanoid robot before.

From the choice of applications to the design stage, through the robot’s speech and body language or the use of the tablet, every part has been carefully studied.

Thanks to this in-depth analysis, we developed interactive and intuitive applications. From now, a humanoid robot such as Pepper can welcome and guide people, inform them about brand services, promote products tailored to their needs, conduct satisfaction survey and entertain them with funny games !

In addition, these applications are designed to facilitate their evolution over time by giving our customers the ability to regularly update the content. Thus, the content presented by the robot can continuously change.

As part of the project, we’ve proposed different use cases aiming Carrefour to enrich the consumer experience while improving the quality of their service every day !

Interactions, use cases, interviews, below a video made by Softbank Robotics and Carrefour (with english subtitles)


Some interactions with Pepper (in French)


Pepper the robot in Carrefour Supermarkets in France and Spain :

Since late October 2015, Carrefour Group is experimenting Pepper the robot in three stores in France and two in Spain. For the retailer, this experience aims to investigate customer satisfaction, entertain kids (and adults) and offer informations about their services and products.

Overall, seven Pepper are located at strategic points of the store and aim to meet three objectives :

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Entertain the consumers with Pepper LOL and Pepper PIX
Fun activities and selfies with Pepper

Pepper LOL is a great way to make the route in the store fun and unique, especially for children !

The robot proposes three games :

1- Akinator, the Web Genius © (Adapted from the famous mobile application, designed in partnership with Elokence)

Who doesn’t know the famous guessing game ? Here is Pepper guessing a real or fictional character you think about and has to find it in less than 20 questions. What is different from the classic game ? Pepper adapts his speech and behavior depending on the progress of his quest.

2- The Memory Game

Memory Game is a very popular game for children. This adaptation on Pepper offers a touchscreen interaction with the robot. Pepper displays on the tablet a composition of 5 pairs of identical cards with illustrations. The goal is to discover the 5 pairs before a defined time but it will not be so easy as Pepper will do anything possible to distract you !

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3- The Smile Game

This application capitalizes on the emotion recognition capabilities of the robot and especially your smile. Pepper asks you to smile in three different ways. If the smile is well done, Pepper fulfills his energy gauge, giving one point. The game is won when you reach three points. In this challenge, Pepper will surprise you a lot !

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Take a selfie with Pepper PIX

This is a great way to capture the first meeting with a humanoid robot and leave with unforgettable memories ! Pepper Pix proposes to take a picture by taking poses such as Super Pepper or Pepper Bolt! Once the picture’s taken, you can print directly at the photobooth or receive it by e-mail, allowing you to share it on social medias !

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Inform about services in an innovative way with Pepper HELLO and Pepper VOICE !

Welcome people and inform them about brand services with Pepper HELLO

Located at the entrance of the store, Pepper Hello welcomes you and introduces you to the other Peppers that the customer can meet in the store, and presents various Carrefour services such as the loyalty card. During the interaction, Pepper will give your potential savings based on your buying behavior and your weekly budget (thanks to the loyalty card for example).

For Carrefour, it is firstly a new method of communicating about their services and secondly, an effective way to convince customers to subscribe to it. The icing on the cake: Pepper offers a scratch game with the chance to win coupons or a surprise!

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Conduct a customer satisfaction survey with Pepper VOICE

Pepper Voice has the mission of inquiry on the customer satisfaction by asking a few questions such as their satisfaction on various aspects of the store (freshness of the products, availability…) Fast and efficient, the answer is given orally to the robot or by touchscreen.

This application has two key advantages : on the one hand the customer gives his opinion about the store, on the other hand the store is constantly improving the quality of its services in a targeted way thanks to notes and opinions collected on a daily basis.

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Promote products with Pepper TCHIN, Pepper COOK and Pepper LIM

Pepper TCHIN will help you find a wine matching your criteria !

Pepper TCHIN will welcome you at the wine section of the store. Pepper presents a wine selection availaible in the shelves and then asks you a few questions about what you need (Red or white wine, origin, price range +10€, -10€…)

Far from being a sommelier, Pepper TCHIN selects wines from which he knows perfectly the description and gives you some advices about food and wine pairing. A real added value for Carrefour, providing additional services to customers.

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Promote a selection of recipes with Pepper COOK

Supermarkets usually offer recipe suggestions on their websites or in their promotional catalog. This time, it’s directly in the store. For customers looking for inspiration, Pepper COOK offers a wide range of recipes for appetizers, entrees and desserts where each of them is described orally and visually. Therefore, people can adapt their shopping list in real time according to what Pepper suggested. At Carrefour in Spain, by scanning the QR code displayed on the tablet, you can find the recipe on the Carrefour website once at home. A funny alternative to classic recipes books and websites !

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Discover a selection of comics with Pepper LIM

Located next to the DVD & Library section, Pepper LIM helps you find the comic book which suits your needs ! Are you looking for a children’s comic ? for adults ? To give as a gift or for yourself ? Pepper presents a wide selection of comics, starting with a funny description of the latest edition of Asterix, “The Papyrus of Caesar“! Through his gestures, movements and sounds, Pepper LIM lets you live a piece of the story of each comic in a new way!

For Carrefour, it is a very innovative way to promote comics while informing customers on each of them.

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For futher information about our business solutions / applications,
feel free to contact us !

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6, rue Rose Dieng-Kuntz
44300 Nantes France
+33(0)2 40 49 08 21

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By e-mail or phone, we will be pleased to discuss with you about your ideas or your projects !

We are located in the “Hub Creatic”, a business incubator in Nantes and a bit more than 2 hours from Paris.

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We currently do not have any job openings but If you are motivated, just send your unsolicited application (CV + cover letter) by e-mail at contact(at)intuitive-robots.com !!