July 22, 2016      

SoftBank Group Corp. has made some big moves around robotics, including expanding usage of its Pepper robot, working with Honda Motor Co. on artificial intelligence, and bidding on chip maker ARM Holdings PLC.

Pepper was created by Paris-based Aldebaran SA, which is now known as SoftBank Robotics, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based SoftBank Group.

The "empathic" robots are different from the traditional robots used in commercial and business applications -- though they can be used for those applicati...

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