The purpose of MessageBot Project is to engage your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to build their digital skills through programming cultural content into a humanoid robot that travels and shares messages between communities in a manner similar to a message stick.

The Project aims to engage young people, elders and traditional custodians of localised culture and knowledge, with a focus on encouraging pathways to STEM education and careers.

State Library of Queensland will loan NAO robots to selected libraries ready to partner with local Indigenous organisations and get hands-on with technology. Held over several weeks, the program will promote intergenerational knowledge sharing, research into local history, and development of digital literacies. The final result will be programmed stories, songs, and historical or cultural information that the robot can pass on to other communities.

If your library has a NAO robot, and you would like to participate in the MessageBot Project, please send an email to and we will provide you with project information and resources to deliver the project with your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Keyframe programming guide that is a great starting point in coding animation the NAO.

Bundaberg library created the head, shoulders, knees and toes rhyme in the Taribelang language.

Download Choregraphe Project

Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland Initiative through State Library of Queensland.

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  • Last modified: 2019/08/28 07:53
  • by James Collins