Oct 13, 2016 / China

‘Pepper’ Business to Launch in China

SoftBank Robotics Holdings today announced plans for the rollout of its humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ in the China market. Alibaba Robot Corporation, a joint venture between Alibaba Group (“Alibaba”) and SoftBank Group Corp, will work on the robotic business in China with plans to offer Pepper to developer customers as a service unique in China. Pepper will be powered by ‘YunOS’, an operating system developed by Alibaba. The new YunOS-enabled Pepper prototype will be displayed at the Alibaba Cloud 2016 Computing Conference, in Hangzhou from October 13-16.