SoftBank Robotics documentation What's new in NAOqi 2.5?

Upgrading my Pepper

Automatic upgrade

When a new system image is available for download, the Settings menu displays an alert:


To download and install the new system image:

Step Action

Click the Download button.

A progression bar appears.




Check the battery level.

Important: make sure the robot battery is fully charged: a power shortage during upgrading could leave the robot in a fatal state.

Tips: if your battery has a limited autonomy, you should leave the charger plugged during the upgrade. However it could be wise to order a new battery.

Click the Reboot now button.

The boot process can take a long time.

For further details, see: Upgrading.

Nightly download


good to know: to save time, do not turn Pepper off at night.

If Pepper is on and asleep at night between 2 AM and 3 AM, he will automatically download any new system image available.

On his next awake, Pepper will directly propose you to install the new downloaded system image.

For further details, see: Putting Pepper to sleep, Awaking Pepper.

Advanced tools for upgrade

Choregraphe Suite allows advanced mamangement of the system.

For further details, see: Updating robot system.