Situated 910 kilometres South West of Brisbane (three-hours by plane) is the remote town of Cunnamulla. With a population of only 1,865, Cunnamulla is considered a low socio-economic area. However, the town boasts a diverse and passionate community, eager to develop skills relevant for the 21st century.
Two years ago, this was made possible when the town's public library became the proud owner of a NAO Humanoid Robot after successfully applying for a Coding and Robotics Grant through State Library of Queensland. And they haven’t looked back!
Cunnamulla Librarian, Tammy, explains: ‘During the two plus years we have had our Humanoid Robot and it has proved invaluable to our community.’
The Library uses NAO regularly for:
- Storytelling time
- Aiding students with learning difficulties
- Helping those in the community with dementia
- Improving students’ overall linguistic skills