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Foxconn, Alibaba join SoftBank in global robotics push

Tim Hornyak | June 19, 2015
SoftBank's Pepper robot gets 'emotions' with consumer launch as sales outside Japan are planned.

The latest version of the robot has a CPU that's four times faster than the one unveiled last year. Through its cloud connection, Pepper will learn from other robots, but it will not be able to share private information or data related to its owners, according to SoftBank.

"Pepper will become smarter every day by itself," Son said. "Hundreds of thousands, million of Peppers in the future, will teach each other and learn from each other simultaneously."

 

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