SoftBank's Pepper robot becomes Android friendly

May 19, 2016

SoftBank's Pepper robot becomes Android friendly

SoftBank Robotics Corp. said Thursday it has expanded opportunities for app developers to use Google’s Android platform for its humanoid robot Pepper. It hopes to encourage more programmers to develop apps for the device. An Android-ready Pepper model will go on sale in July, ...

Analysts watch G-7 ministers for clues on yen intervention

May 18, 2016

Analysts watch G-7 ministers for clues on yen intervention

As the U.S. keeps up pressure on Japan not to intervene over the yen, experts will be watching what Group of Seven finance chiefs have to say about Tokyo’s readiness to sell the currency in the event that it continues rising. Finance ministers and ...

Mitsubishi skips forecast, says domestic orders have halved

Apr 27, 2016

Mitsubishi skips forecast, says domestic orders have halved

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. on Wednesday abstained from releasing a forecast for fiscal 2016 as a scandal involving falsified fuel efficiency figures threatened to be a road wreck for the automaker. Managing Director Yutaka Tabata said it will be “difficult” to come up with a ...