SoftBank Robotics documentation What's new in NAOqi 2.8?

Updating robot system

nao NAO only.


Do not use Choregraphe to upgrade Pepper, it could put your robot in an unsupported state.

For further details, see: Upgrading my Pepper.

Before starting

Step Action

Make sure your NAO is ready:

For further details, see: 1/4 - Making NAO ready for upgrade.

Retrieve the system image of your NAO:


You can download the latest release from Developer Center website. For further details, see: Downloading & Installing SoftBank Robotics Software.

System update via Choregraphe

no-virtual Cannot be tested on a simulated robot.

Step Action

Launch Choregraphe, and connect it to the NAO to upgrade.

For further details, see: How to connect Choregraphe to a robot.

Choose Connection > Advanced > Update robot system.

Enter the robot’s password,

then click the Next button.

Select the system image to upload,

then click the Next button.

Choose whether you want a Factory reset or not.

Click the Update button.

The image will then be uploaded through SFTP on NAO.


Do not switch NAO off while the flashing process is running.


If something goes wrong during the system update process, and Choregraphe ends it prematurely, an error message is given in the wizard.

For further details, see: Robot system update failure.

Click the Finish or Restart robot now button.

Next step

Once the upload finished, restart your NAO, and follow the flashing process.

For further details, see: 3/4 - Restarting NAO to launch the upgrade.