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CNBC
SoftBank's Pepper robot gets a job: Waiting tables at Pizza Hutmore memorable and personalized shopping experience beyond today's self-service
SoftBank's Pepper robot gets a job: Waiting tables at Pizza Hut
CNBC / Posted 2 hours ago
more memorable and personalized shopping experience beyond today's self-service machines and kiosks." Pepper, developed by SoftBank Robotics, was showcased at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year. A key feature of the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
You've been served pizza ... by a robotSINGAPORE: The next time you visit a Pizza Hut restaurant, don't be surprised i
You've been served pizza ... by a robot
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 9 hours ago
SINGAPORE: The next time you visit a Pizza Hut restaurant, don't be surprised if you are served by SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper. Payments company MasterCard on Wednesday (May 25) announced a partnership with Pizza Hut Restaurants Asia to bring... Read more
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dna
Pizza Hut Asia adds a Humanoid robot 'Pepper' to its rosterMasterCard announced Tuesday the launch of a new app for SoftBank Robotics' hum
Pizza Hut Asia adds a Humanoid robot 'Pepper' to its roster
dna / Posted 9 hours ago
MasterCard announced Tuesday the launch of a new app for SoftBank Robotics' humanoid robot Pepper, which will enable Pepper to join the team at Pizza Hut Asia. Pepper, who is designed to interact with humans, will be able to help customers who have... Read more
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Business Wire
Accenture Interactive and Softbank Robotics Collaborate to Reimagine the Future of Digital Customer InteractionsPepper is the ground-breaking humanoid robot with the ability to read emotions
Accenture Interactive and Softbank Robotics Collaborate to Reimagine the Future of Digital Customer Interactions
Business Wire / Posted 9 hours ago
Pepper is the ground-breaking humanoid robot with the ability to read emotions that was developed by Softbank Robotics (previously Aldebaran Robotics) and first introduced in Japan in 2014. The enhanced Pepper-based platform blends human and... Read more
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The Economic Times
Housing.com is not for sale, says CEO Jason Kotharitry and raise capital later this year. Housing.com in December raised an addit
Housing.com is not for sale, says CEO Jason Kothari
The Economic Times / Posted 9 hours ago
try and raise capital later this year. Housing.com in December raised an additional Rs 100 crore in funding from Japan's SoftBank. The company had raised $90 million in a round led by SoftBank in December 2014. After the ouster of Housing.com's... Read more
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The Star
MasterCard ties up with Softbank's robot for Asia payment servicesChicago: MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it will partner with Japan's SoftBank C
MasterCard ties up with Softbank's robot for Asia payment services
The Star / Posted 15 hours ago
Chicago: MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it will partner with Japan's SoftBank Corp and its robot 'Pepper' to offer payment services in Asia, as it gradually allows customers to pay from different gadgets like fitness bands and refrigerators. Pepper... Read more
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The Register
Pepper robot acts like real teenager, gets job at Pizza HutSoftBank Robotic's "Pepper" humanoid robot will soon be put to work selling piz
Pepper robot acts like real teenager, gets job at Pizza Hut
The Register / Posted 17 hours ago
SoftBank Robotic's "Pepper" humanoid robot will soon be put to work selling pizzas in Asia. The robotics division of the Japanese business giant has struck a deal with MasterCard and Pizza Hut to place Pepper units in select pizza parlors in the... Read more
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Reuters
MasterCard ties up with Softbank's robot for Asia payment servicesSoftBank's emotion-reading robot Pepper is seen before a photosession after a d
MasterCard ties up with Softbank's robot for Asia payment services
Reuters / Posted yesterday
SoftBank's emotion-reading robot Pepper is seen before a photosession after a demonstration on the robot to show its compatibility with Google's Android software, at the company's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, May 19, 2016. A MasterCard logo is seen... Read more
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TechCrunch
Pepper the robot’s next job is Pizza Hut cashierYou gotta hand it to Pepper. Even in the face of worldwide economic woes, Softb
Pepper the robot’s next job is Pizza Hut cashier
TechCrunch / Posted yesterday
You gotta hand it to Pepper. Even in the face of worldwide economic woes, Softbank’s plucky little robot has never had an issue holding down a job. The ‘bot’s latest gig isn’t exactly the most glamorous we’ve seen it take on, but it will likely do so... Read more
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Mashable
You can now order pizza from a robot in Singaporelaunch a personalized shopping and concierge experience that will also serve as
You can now order pizza from a robot in Singapore
Mashable / Posted yesterday
launch a personalized shopping and concierge experience that will also serve as the very first commerce application for Softbank Robotic’s Pepper robot. The experiment “follows our own philosophy that every device is a commerce device,” Tobias... Read more
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Fortune
MasterCard Wants To Power Payments In Robotscompany said Tuesday that its digital wallet, MasterPass, is being integrated i
MasterCard Wants To Power Payments In Robots
Fortune / Posted yesterday
company said Tuesday that its digital wallet, MasterPass, is being integrated into Pepper, the humanoid robot developed by SoftBank and Aldebaran Robotics, so that robots can accept digital payments. MasterCard’s integration into Pepper will first... Read more
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The Manila Times
Tokyo shares continue slide on weaker oil, stronger yenNikkei business daily said Yokohama-based Nissan was mulling the sale of parts
Tokyo shares continue slide on weaker oil, stronger yen
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
Nikkei business daily said Yokohama-based Nissan was mulling the sale of parts supplier Calsonic Kansei. Mobile giant SoftBank dropped 1.17 percent to 6,059 yen following reports it is planning to sell its majority stake in Finnish smartphone... Read more
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Technode
SoftBank, Foxconn Commit $30M To Chinese AI And Cloud Startupfunding, as CloudMinds (达闼科技), an AI and cloud computing startup, announced a $
SoftBank, Foxconn Commit $30M To Chinese AI And Cloud Startup
Technode / Posted yesterday
funding, as CloudMinds (达闼科技), an AI and cloud computing startup, announced a $30 million USD round of seed funding, led by SoftBank International, the Tokyo-based telecommunications company that invested early in Alibaba. Other participating... Read more
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Gamasutra
Report: Tencent preparing to take over Clash of Clans developer, SupercellChinese internet giant Tencent is in talks with Supercell’s majority shareholde
Report: Tencent preparing to take over Clash of Clans developer, Supercell
Gamasutra / Posted yesterday
Chinese internet giant Tencent is in talks with Supercell’s majority shareholder, SoftBank, about a potential takeover deal, the Wall Street Journal reports. According to those with insider knowledge, talks between both parties are well underway,... Read more
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TechCrunch
Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH— the mobile gaming phenomenon based out of Finland that is behind Clash of Cla
Tencent reportedly eyes majority stake in Supercell, plans tie-ups with Publicis, LVMH
TechCrunch / Posted 2 days ago
— the mobile gaming phenomenon based out of Finland that is behind Clash of Clans — from current majority shareholder Softbank. On top of this, in the coming weeks, TechCrunch has learned that Tencent plans to announce marketing and... Read more
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Computer Business Review
O2 mulls IPO as Telefonica regroups after failed Three mobile dealbought Belgian operator in Base in 2015. Other possibilities he cited included
O2 mulls IPO as Telefonica regroups after failed Three mobile deal
Computer Business Review / Posted 2 days ago
bought Belgian operator in Base in 2015. Other possibilities he cited included a buy-out by a non-UK operator such as SoftBank or America Movil or, less likely, an acquisition by a company not operating in the telecoms sector. He said that... Read more
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The Economic Times
Snapdeal unveils latest version of its Snapdeal Ads platformrequirements," Navin said. The company, which is backed by a host of marquee s
Snapdeal unveils latest version of its Snapdeal Ads platform
The Economic Times / Posted 2 days ago
requirements," Navin said. The company, which is backed by a host of marquee strategic investors, including, Japan's SoftBank, Taiwan's Foxconn and China's Alibaba Group, launched the platform in November last year. It also acquired Silicon... Read more
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Japan Today
Japanese baseball results ‹ Japan Todayof Japanese baseball games played on Sunday. Nippon Ham Fighters 8, Rakuten Ea
Japanese baseball results ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 2 days ago
of Japanese baseball games played on Sunday. Nippon Ham Fighters 8, Rakuten Eagles Lotte Marines 5, Orix Buffaloes 1 SoftBank Hawks 4, Seibu Lions 2 At Seibu Prince Dome, Kenta Imamiya doubled and Seiichi Uchikawa singled to drive a run each... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Google: useful artificial intelligence finally hereproducts that are useful then finds a way to monetize them if they become popul
Google: useful artificial intelligence finally here
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
products that are useful then finds a way to monetize them if they become popular. Laurent Lec, a software director from SoftBank Robotics Europe, on Friday encouraged developers at I/O to create programs for his company’s humanoid robot, Pepper.... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Humanoid Pepper robot opens up to AndroidWith this move, developers will be able to develop apps for Pepper through Andr
Humanoid Pepper robot opens up to Android
Computer Business Review / Posted 5 days ago
With this move, developers will be able to develop apps for Pepper through Android tools. Softbank Robotics said that the presales of models to Android developers will be available in July. Before the presales begin, Softbank Robotics also announced... Read more
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The Economic Times
Developers look to widen repertoire of Pepper, Japan's laughing robotservice representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuh
Developers look to widen repertoire of Pepper, Japan's laughing robot
The Economic Times / Posted 5 days ago
service representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuho Bank and Nissan. Now its creators, SoftBank Corp , have started offering a kit, Pepper SDK for Android Studio, that will allow programmers to develop new... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Tokyo stocks close higher, weaker yen lifts automakersof Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing, a market heavyweight, advanced 1.05 per cent
Tokyo stocks close higher, weaker yen lifts automakers
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
of Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing, a market heavyweight, advanced 1.05 per cent to 28,775 yen, while mobile giant SoftBank added 1.86 per cent to 6,105 yen. However, airlines slipped following Thursday's disappearance of an EgyptAir plane... Read more
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iol.co.za
Japanese developers looking for robot ideasservice representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuh
Japanese developers looking for robot ideas
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
service representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuho Bank and Nissan. Now its creators, SoftBank, have started offering a kit, Pepper SDK for Android Studio, that will allow programmers to develop new tasks. The... Read more
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Japan Today
SoftBank's humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ to support Android ‹ Japan TodaySoftBank Robotics Corp and SoftBank Corp on Thursday announced that their human
SoftBank's humanoid robot ‘Pepper’ to support Android ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 5 days ago
SoftBank Robotics Corp and SoftBank Corp on Thursday announced that their humanoid robot “Pepper” will support Google’s Android, and that presales of models for developers will begin from July. Ahead of the presale launch, SoftBank Robotics will... Read more
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Engadget
Pepper the robot is opening up to AndroidSoftBank will still use its Naoqi operating system to control Pepper's hardware
Pepper the robot is opening up to Android
Engadget / Posted 5 days ago
SoftBank will still use its Naoqi operating system to control Pepper's hardware -- Android will only run on its chest-strapped tablet. The company isn't saying what sort of business deal it's struck, but Google typically takes a 30 percent cut from... Read more
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TechCrunch
Pepper the Robot gets increased access for Android developers ahead of its US launchSoftBank is starting to ramp things up ahead of the US launch of its friendly a
Pepper the Robot gets increased access for Android developers ahead of its US launch
TechCrunch / Posted 5 days ago
SoftBank is starting to ramp things up ahead of the US launch of its friendly and versatile humanoid robot, Pepper. After holding down a factotum of service industry jobs in and around Japan and Europe, the company announced this week at Google I/O... Read more
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Business Standard India
Housing erases signs of past after founders' exitby the company's board, a few people left in solidarity with him. As Yadav was
Housing erases signs of past after founders' exit
Business Standard India / Posted 6 days ago
by the company's board, a few people left in solidarity with him. As Yadav was shown the door, Housing's lead investor, SoftBank, took control and started to run the company in its own way. Currently, there are just three of the original 12... Read more
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The Auto Channel
Service to Help Owners and Visitors Share and Rent Each Other's Unique Carsinvestors including Priceline Group, Tencent Holdings, GGV Capital, First Round
Service to Help Owners and Visitors Share and Rent Each Other's Unique Cars
The Auto Channel / Posted 6 days ago
investors including Priceline Group, Tencent Holdings, GGV Capital, First Round Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Softbank Capital, Brian Chesky, CEO and Co-Founder of Airbnb, and other prominent investors. FlightCar is available to... Read more
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WCSH 6 Portland
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WCSH 6 Portland / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WWL-TV, Channel 4 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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Mashable
Pepper robot gets first Android SDK...and it's finally coming to Americaone? Roll out a software development kit (SDK) on one of the most popular mobil
Pepper robot gets first Android SDK...and it's finally coming to America
Mashable / Posted 6 days ago
one? Roll out a software development kit (SDK) on one of the most popular mobile platforms on the planet. Softbank Robotics America (formerly Aldebaran), the company behind Pepper, announced this week at Google I/O that its... Read more
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WLTX-TV Columbia
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WLTX-TV Columbia / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WLBZ Bangor
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WLBZ Bangor / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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USA Today
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
USA Today / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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NorthWest Cable News
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
NorthWest Cable News / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
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to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KING5 Seattle
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
KING5 Seattle / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KGW Channel 8 Portland
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
KGW Channel 8 Portland / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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First Coast News
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
First Coast News / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KENS 5 San Antonio
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
KENS 5 San Antonio / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KTVB Boise
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
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to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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5KSDK St. Louis
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
5KSDK St. Louis / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KVUE-TV Austin
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
KVUE-TV Austin / Posted 6 days ago
to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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KREM.com Spokane
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmersto our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android develo
Google I/O is calling all Android robot programmers
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to our shores later this year, and its creators want the help of Android developers to help make it smarter. Japan-based SoftBank Robotics announced Wednesday at Google I/O, the company's annual developer's conference, that it is opening a new... Read more
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