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.
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.
The popular Nao and Pepper robots are teaching students at two schools in Singapore to see how robots can be used to teach children in interactive ways.
Pepper humanoid robots will soon be working as cashiers at Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia. And thanks to a partnership with MasterCard, Pepper will be able to process payments and make recommendations based off ordering habits.