Pepper SDK

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA Android Studio
Mar 16, 2018
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Create robot applications in Android Studio!
This plugin allows for the development of the Pepper robot right inside of Android Studio. Your Android know-how is immediately applicable to the growing field of robotics! You can use your knowledge and understanding of Java to create robot applications, or modify your current Android applications to work in the real-world using the lovable, expressive power of Pepper. Easily re-use sample animations, or create robot animations in a simple and easy-to-understand animation timeline. Bring your experience and know-how to life on this revolutionary and powerful new platform, made available by SoftBank Robotics, powered by Android.

  • Immediately use your Android programming know-how in the field of robotics, without having to learn new programming languages or complicated methodologies

  • Combine Android APIs with Pepper-specific APIs to unite the power of Android with robotics and bring your applications to life in a new and exciting real-world environment

  • Utilize hundreds of pre-programmed animations, or create your own unique animations in a simple timeline

  • Use the Android Virtual Device emulator to display a virtual Pepper, allowing for programming and debugging all on your computer. No actual robot required!

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Who is Pepper?
Pepper if the first mass-produced commercial robot in the world. Utilizing a combination of touch sensors, cameras, and 3D-sensing, Pepper seamlessly interacts with the world around him. His omnidirectional wheels allow for fluid movement, and 20 motorized joints create beautiful, human-like movement not seen on any other robot available on the market today. Capable of fluid conversation, Pepper also comes equipped with a chest display powered by Android, allowing for smooth, entertaining, and educational human-robotic interaction. For more information on Pepper, please see

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New Feature #40350 Shared topics can be unshared and unshared topics can be set as shared Bug fix #40903 Android Studio crashes when playing animation step by step Bug fix #39387 Duplicated meta-data tag in AndroidManifest when deleting and recreating a topic file Bug fix #40715 API found multiple times for robotification after downloading it again Bug fix #40916 Chat topic dialog does not appear after term of service validation --- Bug fix #40718 When selecting a region with number inside as a language, the topic refuses to load without error message --- Bug fix #39654 Cannot create a chat topic after updating the Pepper plugin Bug fix #37261 Animation Browser can be launched several time Bug fix #39686 Wrong default flag for QiChat topic Dialog chooser Bug fix #39707 Robot SDK manager error try to find API1 with two projects one on API1 and the second on API2 Bug fix #39917 When selecting “English / 001 World” as a language, the topic refuses to load without error message --- Bug fix #40493 Terms of service appears each time you create a new project Bug fix #40546 RobotSDK path can’t be changed in robotSDK manager Bug fix #40618 Robot Browser button does not display terms of service screen --- Bug fix #39997 Toolbar button icons are not always properly updated when not focusing on project Bug fix #39577 Multiple android studio pop ups issue Add #39993: Update libqi-java-desktop and robot connection