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Softbank Robotics

Softbank Robotics is a worldwide leader in the development of autonomous humanoid robots, including Nao and Pepper.

Softbank Robotics
43, rue du Colonel Pierre Avia
Paris,
France

SoftBank Robotics, formerly Aldebaran Robotics, designs and produces interactive humanoid robots, including the popular Nao and Pepper robots. Softbank believes humanoid robots eventually will assist humans in their day-to-day lives, in their family lives, in their leisure activities and in their work.

Softbank’s goal right from the beginning has been to make robots accessible to everyone, the aim being that they will become our daily companions. Softbank offers robots that assist professionals from the worlds of education, research, health, distribution and tourism, as well as helping families and private individuals.


Softbank Robotics News, Products & Resources
SpotMini Robot Dog Gets Major Makeover
Boston Dynamics introduced a new version of its SpotMini robot dog. The new SpotMini has a whole new look, ditched the manipulator robot arm and added 3D vision cameras for obstacle avoidance.

Pepper Humanoid Robot Adds Facial Recognition Technology
Pepper, the popular humanoid robot from Softbank, is adding facial recognition technology to its repertoire. SoftBank will use Ever AI's facial recognition platform in hopes of bringing new levels of personalization to Peppers interactions.

Why Softbank Bought Boston Dynamics
Softbank, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.

Pepper Robot Lands Job at Oakland International Airport
Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank Robotics, began a pilot program at Oakland International Airport. The 4-foot-tall robot will greet and engage with guests at HMSHost’s Pyramid Ale Taproom in Terminal 2, offering assistance, menu recommendations and directions to travelers.

Pepper Lands Holiday Job at California Shopping Centers
Pepper the humanoid robot will spend the next three months greeting customers at two shopping centers in California: the Westfield San Francisco Centre and the Westfield Valley Fair. Each shopping center will have four Pepper robots that will greet and engage with customers.

Watch Pepper Master ‘Ball in a Cup’ Game
Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed?

Pepper Robot Goes to Work in US
Softbank's Pepper robot will greet customers at the b8ta retail store in Palo Alto, Calif. from August 11-18 as the humanoid robot gears up for its launch in the United States.

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