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Japan's Softbank Is Blowing Up The Robotics Revolution Right Now

Softbank corp is a Japanese telecommunications and Internet company. It's one of the biggest companies in Japan, employing over 62,000 people. One division of their company specializes in robotics. And they are building robots that can meet, greet, and understand people. This is a huge wave in the robotics revolution:
"SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has announced a surprising new direction for his illustrious career: the field of humanoid robotics. At a press conference in Tokyo, Son revealed a human-like robot called Pepper that is capable of playing multiple roles from babysitter to store staff. Son describes Pepper as the "world's first personal robot with emotions." The robot is said to learn from human interaction and behavior, uploading its experiences to a cloud AI system for other units to use." - The Verge reporting on Softbank's new human robotics initiative