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Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings

Softbank's 'Pepper' robot understands feelings
Pepper will cost less than $2,000 next year
Read more Jun 5 2014, 6:13am CDT
 

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Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan

Humanoid Robot Pepper Reading Emotions Goes on Sale in Japan
TOKYO (AP) — Softbank Corp. is entering the robotics business with its cooing, gesturing and sympathetic Pepper...
Read more Jun 5 2014, 4:59am CDT
 

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Outgoing Google Executive Gets To Keep An $8 Million Bonus Even Though His Contract Said He Would Have To Give It Up (GOOG)

Source: Business Insider

Google announced in its second quarter earnings that its chief business officer, Nikesh Arora, is leaving the company to join SoftBank as the CEO of its Internet and Media division.  Arora, the company's chief business officer since 2011, became Google's highest paid executive in 2012. His  $51 million compensation package included an $8 million cash bonus that he would have to return if he left the company ...
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Source: Techmeme

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Full article at: Techmeme Jul 17 2014, 3:25pm CDT
 

'Pepper' Robot Won't Stop Asking People To 'Get Naked'

Source: The Huffington Post: UK Edition

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A new humanoid robot developed in Japan has a unique strategy for making friends. It wants you to take off your clothes. The Andrew WK-style advice is made by a "wise-cracking" robot named Pepper, whose makers say it can read peoples' minds. The mechanical shop assistant has been created by Softbank to understand about 80% of spontaneous conversations, though it can only answer from a set of pre-programmed responses. Accor ...
Full article at: The Huffington Post: UK Edition Jul 16 2014, 5:36am CDT
 

Yahoo Japan to Acquire telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 Billion

Yahoo Japan to Acquire telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 Billion
Yahoo Japan today announced to buy Japanese wireless provider telco eAccess from Softbank for $3.2 billion.
Read more Mar 27 2014, 12:56pm CDT
 

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Source: Asia One

TOKYO - A future in which it is difficult to tell man and machine apart could soon become reality, scientists say, after recent robotic breakthroughs in Japan.But as the once-fantastical idea of wise-cracking android sidekicks takes form in laboratories - and the gap between humans and robots narrows - society faces ethical and legal complications as yet undreamed of, they warn."Already computers have surpassed human ability," leading Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro told ...
Full article at: Asia One Jul 15 2014, 10:54pm CDT
 

Take your clothes off, be like me!' says wise-cracking robot

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TOKYO - A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper whose makers claim can read people's emotions was unveiled in Tokyo last month.Mobile carrier Softbank, which created the robot, says Pepper can understand 70 to 80 per cent of spontaneous conversations - although it also answers from a set number of pre-programmed responses.AFP caught up with the pint-sized chatterbox, who took time out from his day job greeting customers at SoftBank stor ...
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