We give a spark of life to humanoid robots and the chance to integrate our life.
We particularly make Pepper robots useful in the service and retail industries by proposing new software solutions within the digital strategies, and by providing strategy consulting in the use of humanoid robotics. Since 2014, our main activity is only dedicated to humanoid robot applications and solutions.
Our experience combined with our technical knowledge of Pepper and NAO robots, made us able to design relevant, robust and efficient interactive applications.
In partnership with Softbank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran), we took part in Pepper’s first deployment in Europe by creating different applications for Carrefour stores in France & Spain, for the Carnival Group (AIDA, Costa Cruise) on several cruise ships and more recently for retailers in the United States. (Take a look on our business references)
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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.
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.
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 !
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. “
Intuitive Robots introduces Pepper robot from Aldebaran – Humanoids robots for Services, Retail, and for private uses.
A short TV video presenting some of our apps in Numérique!
An article and a video presenting Intuitive Robots on France Live.
Read the article.
Interview of Franck Calzada, founder of Intuitive Robots, during the Digital Week in Nantes.
Our Math Writer application seen in an interview of Bruno Maisonnier, the founder of Aldebaran, on BFM Business.
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“ 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. ”
“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 !”
“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.”
“ 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. ”
“Huge fan of technology since my earliest childhood, and more specifically unusual human-machine interfaces, I have always been crazy about humanoid robotic. Joining the great Intuitive Robots adventure in 2016 after my degree in software engineering was therefore an incredible opportunity to realize a kid’s dream: helping to give a spark of life to robots.“
“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! :)”
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.
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 and accelerate the 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 can be easily managed by marketing or communication team, store manager…
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 enabling Pepper to :
We also develop custom and specific applications according to your needs or activity.
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 :
What kind of content I can manage with P4S?
Some screenshots of the solution :
How to understand interactions with Pepper and 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, tablet display…) and thus, improve the Pepper’s quality of service. In addition, other developers can also define their analytics with their own applications integrated in P4S.
We have three categories of data (crossed between them), for a better understanding and analysis :
For further information :
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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!
120 robots all over France
Pepper is now deployed in 120 Renault car dealerships all over France. Her job is to welcome people, promotes car ranges, collects customers information to keep in touch, answers FAQ, proposes a quizz about in-car technologies, and entertain people with a dance or the possibility to take a selfie and post the picture in social media networks.
Photo : Renault
IN VIDEO (French only)
AXA GROUP (BANK & INSURANCE)
6 robots deployed in 6 agencies in France
Pepper welcomes and informs customers about banking and insurance services in 6 agencies. While customers wait for an advisor, Pepper promotes the banking services offered by AXA and answers FAQs related to their activity. People can also play interactive games with Pepper, such as the Memory Game or Akinator, the Web Genius.
Photo : AXA
7 robots per store, in 3 stores in France and 2 in Spain
To discover our applications developed for Carrefour Group, click below >>> Pepper at Carrefour stores
Video: Softbank Robotics
4 robots in 2 shopping malls – San Francisco, USA
Photos: Softbank Robotics
1 store, Palo Alto, USA
Photo : Softbank Robotics
1 robot in one on-campus store, at University of Southern California, USA
Photos: Softbank Robotics
Video: Softbank Robotics
1 robot at Oakland International Airport, USA
Pepper invites airport passengers to visit Pyramid Ale Taproom, offering them guidance on food and drink selections based on their personal taste preferences. More info here
5 robots per ship in 4 cruise ships – 20 robots
Video : Costa Cruises
6, rue Rose Dieng-Kuntz
44300 Nantes France
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.