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Understanding Autonomous Life settings

Autonomous Life

Autonomous Life is the key element making Pepper alive and responsive.

To activate or deactivate Autonomous Life, see: Switching Autonomous life on and off.

Default settings

By default, when you receive your Pepper, only the Autonomous Life is installed and turned on:

Alive and responsive: Autonomous Life: ON

On startup Pepper gets up, then orientates his head towards human, and is able to react to basic stimuli, such as sounds, movements, or tactile contacts.

  • If you stay away, Pepper does not talk, but looks for people willing to talk and interact.
  • If you come closer, Pepper listens and tries to make a relevant answer.

For further details, see: Interacting with Pepper.

Basic Channel

Subscribing to the Basic Channel will install several items on Pepper, providing mainly dialog abilities, but also push and fall recovery abilities, and useful sounds gathered in the SoftBank Robotics soundSet.

Subscribing to the Basic Channel is mandatory to fully use Autonomous life, and more specifically, to run Applications using Trigger sentences, or SoftBank Robotics soundSet.

For further details, see:

Installed Activities

Additionally, Applications can be installed, from the Store and/or from Choregraphe.

For further details, see: Retrieving applications.

Applications may content Solitary and/or Interactive Activities.

Depending on the launch conditions of these Activities, you see them either autonomously launched at some point, or explicitly launched by voice when you talk to him.

For further details, see: Launching an Activity.

The more applications you installed on Pepper, the richer his living behavior will be.

What if I do not want autonomous life

You may disable Autonomous Life:

Still and motionless: Autonomous Life: OFF

In this state, you can use Pepper as an experimental tool, to test a new program or to study a very specific skill of your robot.

But if you want to use or to create interactive Applications, you should create and test them with the recommended settings.