Softbank opens Pepper robot to Android apps

Thursday 19 May 2016 | 09:34 CET | News
SoftBank is opening its Pepper robot to Android apps. Developers will now be able to build Pepper apps using Android tools, Bloomberg reports from a SoftBank event in Tokyo. This is expected to increase the appeal of the robot to developers and users. SoftBank has taken a loss already on each of the around 10,000 robots sold since the launch almost a year ago. Android software will power the tablet attached to Pepper's chest, running alongside SoftBank's proprietary Naoqi operating system which controls the robot's hardware. 

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