SoftBank Robotics documentation What's new in NAOqi 2.8?

Registering and updating your NAO


Updates section allows you to set and manage the link to the SoftBank Robotics Cloud.


Updating your NAO

Step Action

Make sure your NAO is turned on and connected to the network.

Not sure?

  • Press its Chest button once.
  • If NAO says its name and IP address, connection is OK.

On a computer, launch Robot Settings.

For further details, see: Accessing to Robot Settings.

Click the Updates page.
Applications needing to be updated appear.

Make sure Autonomous Life is switched off.

For further details see: Switching Autonomous life on and off.

Click the Launch update button.

When do I need to update my NAO

You can trigger the update using Robot Settings, when:

  • you want to retrieve the last release of already installed applications.

  • you have selected new applications on the NAO Apps Store.

    For further details, see: Selecting applications to install.

Downloading a system image

When a new system image is available for download, the Robot Settings displays a NAOqi upgrade alert.

This automatic download is the result of a a setting defined on the NAO Apps Store. For further details, see: Setting automatic system update.

To download the system image:

Step Action

Click the Update button.

A progression bar appears.

Wait until prompted, to reboot.

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 capacity, 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.