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Playful is a robotic behavior orchestration software. It is a thin layer that can be placed on top of any Python robotic API, including ROS and NaoQi.

It runs on Ubuntu and MacOS (64bits).


Tutorial and documentation

Playful tutorial only requires an installation of Ubuntu (64 bits). It does not require any robot or simulation.

Robot specific libraries and examples


Publications on Playful:

More information on the shared memory and the "targeting" keyword:

Consideration on the usability of the underlying approach:


"That was fun" , Max Planck guests playing with Apollo

How to create a reactive robot application for Nao (with Playful)

Playful (beta) + PAL Robotic's Tiago | Pointing task

Life as viewed by our research humanoid robot