Softbank’s Pepper Robot Soon to Have Android Compatibility

Published by , May 22, 2016 9:36 pm

(TheVerge) Pepper, the humanoid robot developed by SoftBank and Aldebaran Robotics is getting an Android SDK. The Japanese company will also open a Pepper-centric outpost in San Francisco later this year. Developer models of Pepper will be available in the US for pre-sale in July. Pepper will set you back JPY 198,000 (around $1,800). The beta version of the Android SDK is available now.
As Pepper is opened to more developers, it should be able to have more complex interactions with humans. Pepper already has a Watson SDK, and SoftBank says RoboApps developed on its own Choregraphe platform will be compatible with Android-supported Peppers.

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