About us

Who is SoftBank Robotics?

SoftBank Robotics designs and produces kindly and interactive humanoid robots.

We believe in a future where humanoid robots will assist humans in their day-to-day lives, in their family lives, in their leisure activities and in their work.

Our goal right from the beginning has been to make robots accessible to everyone, the aim being that they will become our daily companions.

Leader in the humanoid robotics market, we offer robots who assist professionals from the worlds of education, research, health, distribution and tourism, as well as helping families and private individuals.

We designed our first robot, NAO, in 2006. As a prime example of this amazing pioneering adventure, almost 9,000 NAOs are currently in use throughout the world, with particular success in the fields of research and education.

In 2009, we launched the ROMEO project in collaboration with research laboratories and institutions, with the goal of intensifying our research into assistance aimed at people facing a loss of autonomy.

We launched in 2014 the first personal emotional robot: Pepper.

SoftBank Robotics (SoftBank Group) currently represents more than 500 employees, with offices in France, Japan, United States and China.

Our ambition was fulfilled this year when Pepper was made available to Japanese consumers.