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, already investing billions into AI and robotics, adds to its an impressive robotics portfolio with the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics and SCHAFT.
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 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.
Pepper the humanoid robot masters the game "Ball in a Cup" in 100 attempts through trial-and-error learning. Are you impressed?
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.
A NAO robot from MIT CSAIL suggests where to move patients and who should do C-sections, demonstrating that robots can carry out more complex tasks at hospitals.
Two of Belgium's hospitals have installed Pepper robots in their receptions areas for trials. The robots will help patients in Ostend and Liege.