SoftBank Robotics

As a holding company that oversees the robotics business in the SoftBank Group, the Company is engaged in management activities with the objective of investing in and growing subsidiaries. The Company also started to engage in research and development activities of robot products. 

We relentlessly pursue the creation of everyday robots that assist people, making their lives easier, safer, and more connected. As a leader in robotics, we are driven by a unique "peoplefirst" approach to designing and developing robots that empower and benefit humanity.

There are currently over 35,000 SoftBank Robotics robots, Pepper, NAO and Whiz, used in more than 70 countries worldwide and offer innovative applications relevant in various fields, such as of healthcare, retail and facilities management and cleaning.

Robot toys provide clues about infant development

Robot toys provide clues about infant development

New research shows that using robots could help detect early signs of autism or ADHD in infants.

Interactive robot ‘Pharos’ helps the elderly exercise

Interactive robot ‘Pharos’ helps the elderly exercise

Researchers are working on an interactive robot called Pharos that will help the elderly with their daily household chores.

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Personalized deep learning equips robots for autism therapy

Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior.

Researcher add salt to Pepper

Researcher add salt to Pepper

Researchers performed a detailed security assessment of Pepper, a commercial humanoid robot. They found that the robot is frighteningly easy to hack.