SoftBank Robotics America, part of the global leader in robotics solutions, announced it appointed Brady Watkins as President of the company.
SoftBank Robotics America makes 6 senior appointments
Softbank Robotics America, the North American arm of Softbank Robotics, announced the appointment of six senior officials.
SoftBank Robotics Group invests in Avalon SteriTech for a clean future
The investment strengthens the existing public facility cleaning and disinfection business developed by the two companies.
United Robotics Group acquires SoftBank Robotics Europe
Softbank Robotics Europe will revert to its original name, Aldebaran. SoftBank also acquired a minority stake in United Robotics Group.
Is Softbank Robotics Europe for sale?; Melonee Wise on Fetch’s new AMRs
We got the scoop on the new AMR solutions from Fetch Robotics and recap the week that was in robotics.
Report: Softbank negotiating sale of French robotics business
Is Pepper about to get a new lease on life? Softbank is reportedly in discussions to sell Softbank Robotics Europe to German distributor United Robotics Group. Earlier this month, United became the master distributor for Pepper throughout Europe.
Whiz Gambit combines autonomous vacuuming with disinfection
Whiz Gambit brings facility vacuuming and disinfection to Europe.
Softbank partners with Iris Ohyama to retool robotics play
Softbank Group continues to shake up its approach to robotics. It announced today that its robotics division, Softbank Robotics, will jointly develop commercial robots with Japanese electronics maker Iris Ohyama. The joint venture will be called Iris Robotics, and it forecast sales of $965 million by 2025. Iris Ohyama will own a 51% stake in…
Whiz Connect analytics software now part of SoftBank’s robotics as a service offering
Whiz Connect centralizes SoftBank’s Whiz automation portfolio in a single dashboard and is intended to improve operational efficiency.
Servi bussing robot the product of Bear Robotics and SoftBank Robotics partnership
Bear Robotics and SoftBank Robotics said the new Servi food-service delivery robot will become the market leader.
Vecna’s Daniel Theobald, August robot deals, SoftBank’s Brady Watkins
Welcome to Episode 15 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us every Wednesday for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies, and other key members of the robotics community. Listeners can subscribe to The Robot Report Podcast on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Google Play and YouTube. Please…
Ingram Micro uses 6 River Systems’ Chuck to aid warehouse workers
Ingram Micro is a major distributor of technology products and needed to improve working conditions in one facility. Automation including Chuck has helped it with efficiency.
Whiz autonomous cleaning robot launches in North America
Whiz, an autonomous cleaning robot that use BrainOS for navigation, is now available in North America.
SoftBank Whiz cleaning robot available outside of Japan
SoftBank’s Whiz robot, available through an RaaS model, is expanding beyond Asia to the U.S. market.
Trust is key to service robot design, says SoftBank Robotics
The key to social and service robots isn’t making them more humanoid, but making them useful and inspiring customer trust, explains SoftBank Robotics’ HRI lead.
Whiz robot from SoftBank arrives as Pepper renewals lag
Late October spelled bad news for Pepper, the quintessential and iconic face of Softbank Robotics. According to a Nikkei Tech survey, only 15% of companies planned to renew their three-year contract with the robot provider that began in October 2015. The contract involved deploying Pepper in corporate settings, including banks and offices, for purposes of…