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SoftBank invests $5 billion into Didi Chuxing and $4 billion more in Nvidia

SoftBank, the giant telecom company, is venturing out into the world of robotics and transportation services. DealStreet Asia said that SoftBank is trying to transform itself into the 'Berkshire Hatha...
24 May 2017, by

Python programming your NAO robot

These videos aim to teach you how to begin programming your NAO with Python. The NAO can be programmed using several programming languages, including C++, MATLAB, JAVA, LabVIEW and Python. Instead of...
09 February 2017, by

Foxconn shopping for robot manufacturer to keep pace with brisk Pepper sales

In an article about the pace of sales for the SoftBank Pepper robot, the China Post reported that Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision (AKA Foxconn) has sent a team of 30 to survey the US market for futu...
05 January 2016, by

Forget Google and unicorns, Asian dragons are going to dominate robotics

Yesterday SoftBank, FoxConn and Alibaba cemented a strong robotics initiative. Having acquired a majority stake in Aldebaran in 2012 (just after the Amazon acquisition of Kiva), SoftBank’s interest...
19 June 2015, by

UPDATE Pepper delayed until summer; Aldebaran execs Maisonnier and Baillie leave

UPDATED 2/23/15 Softbank announced a delay in sales of their Pepper robot from February until sometime during the summer. Aldebaran announced that CEO and Founder Bruno Maisonnier and Jean-Christop...
23 February 2015, by

Bruno Maisonnier moves on from Aldebaran

Farewell and thank you to Bruno Maisonnier, the founder and CEO of Aldebaran Robotics, which is now 95% owned by Softbank. Softbank had previously acquired a majority stake in the ground breaking Fr...
23 February 2015, by



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SoftBank/Aldebaran Pepper robots go on sale in February

IEEE/Spectrum Senior Editor Erico Guizzo describes in a recent post (and two videos) how Aldebaran's two-year Pepper project is coming to fruition....
15 January 2015, by

Nestlé 1st big buyer of Softbank’s Pepper robot

Earlier this year Softbank announced the launch of Pepper, a robot created specifically for SoftBank and the Japanese market. Last week Nestlé announced that it will use Pepper to sell its Nescafé ...
03 November 2014, by

On Pepper, Aldebaran and emotional robotics: Interview with Bruno Maisonnier

Bruno Maisonnier at TedExConcorde. Photo credit: Rodrigo SEPÚLVEDA SCHULZ. Last week I dropped by Aldebaran’s studio to get a glimpse of Pepper in action, and was pretty excited about this robot. ...
24 June 2014, by

SoftBank + Aldebaran = Pepper

    The latest creation from Aldebaran Robotics - Pepper - is designed to live with humans. It doesn’t clean or cook but it talks, is mobile, can read emotions, and reacts aut...
06 June 2014, by

Robot choreographies

Today's TED talk features a troop of NAO robots performing an upbeat choreography....
27 February 2013, by

Filling a need… or feeding a diversion

  Today's robotics industry could use some strategic guidance, particularly in the area of healthcare.   It is clear to me that the next big markets for robotics are: SMEs (robot...
02 January 2013, by

CMU’s Robot Hall of Fame inducts four

"The Robot Hall of Fame inducted four robots chosen for the first time by a popular vote — Aldebaran Robotics' NAO humanoid, iRobot's PackBot bomb disposal robot, Boston Dynamics' four-legg...
26 October 2012, by

Aldebaran’s Shape the World recruiting video

http://youtu.be/-KvEyV8X5II Having noticed a recent trend towards robotics companies releasing videos with high production values, this one caught my eye. Aldebaran Robotics is hiring, and produced a...
15 July 2012, by

$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

By Frank Tobe, editor/publisher, The Robot ReportTravis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of th...
03 March 2012, by

$160 million for 14 VC-funded robotic companies in 2011

Travis Deyle, is a postdoc researcher at Duke and a recent PhD from GA Tech's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he was a member of the Healthcare Robotics Lab and a frequent blogger ...
03 March 2012, by

CES 2012 and Consumer Robotics: Informative yet confusing… and bad food!

CES 2012 was a mammoth display of the trend toward smart, connected devices for every form of consumer activity: toys, appliances, entertainment, health, mobility, etc. More than 20,000 new products w...
16 January 2012, by

CES 2012 and Consumer Robotics: Informative yet confusing… and bad food!

CES 2012 was a mammoth display of the trend toward smart, connected devices for every form of consumer activity: toys, appliances, entertainment, health, mobility, etc. More than 20,000 new products w...
16 January 2012, by

Is 2012 the year that robot applications take root?

Tell us what apps you want. In July of 2008, the app store concept was launched by Apple and it has dramatically changed the mobile industry. Over 1.2 billion apps were downloaded between Chris...
02 January 2012, by







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