SoftBank's robot Pepper gets to work in Taiwan

/ Oct 6, 2016

SoftBank's robot Pepper gets to work in Taiwan

Pepper, SoftBank Corp.'s humanoid robot, greeted customers at a Taiwan bank and a life insurer on Thursday, one of the first countries outside Japan to use the shiny machine in a front-line role with clients. The robot was handed an employee ID card at a ...

SoftBank's Pepper robot becomes Android friendly

/ May 19, 2016

SoftBank's Pepper robot becomes Android friendly

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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, though only ...

Pepper the robot to offer tailored services in Japanese retail shops

/ Mar 8, 2016

Pepper the robot to offer tailored services in Japanese retail shops

Pepper the humanoid robot will start offering tailored customer services in retail shops by using online data analysis. SoftBank Robotics Corp., which developed Pepper, will start selling the next-generation services this fall with Microsoft Japan Co. as part of their collaboration in cloud robotics, the ...

IBM Watson computing technology learns Japanese

/ Aug 3, 2015

IBM Watson computing technology learns Japanese

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The IBM Watson computing technology, which has helped organize massive data and has beaten champions on the "Jeopardy" TV show, is now learning Japanese. IBM Watson, a unit of the U.S. technology and consulting company, said Thursday it was working with telecommunications and robotics company ...