SoftBank, Haier to develop service robots for Haier's Smart Home, Smart Store

Tuesday 6 March 2018 | 11:52 CET | News
SoftBank Robotics has signed a partnership agreement with Chinese appliances brand Qingdao Haier (Haier). SoftBank Robotics and Haier plan to cooperate on developing and utilizing service robots in China, including a special version of SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot called Pepper for Haier's 'Smart Home', a platform where household appliances interconnect through IoT. Both companies plan to develop a special version of Pepper that is compatible with 'U+OS', an operating system developed and provided by Haier, so Pepper can be utilized with Haier's Smart Home and its 'Smart Store' retail store branch, where service robots will be used to support the purchasing process.

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