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SoftBank appoints new partner to resell Pepper humanoid robots

SoftBank Robotics Europe has appointed Jacky’s Business Solutions as its first reseller in the UAE for its Pepper robot.

Pepper is the first humanoid robot created to interact with humans. It is equipped with features and a high-level interface for proactively communicating with those around it, using the latest advances in voice and face recognition.

To support the relationship, Jacky’s will invest in expanding its team of software and support engineers to include programmers who can code Pepper to suit the diverse applications across industries and departments.

Jacky’s will also be stocking some of the common parts for Pepper that may need to be replaced. In addition, the company will be looking to expand its network of reseller partners to include those with existing software and hardware resources.

“We have always tried to be ahead of the game and adding robotics to our range of visitor management solutions was a natural progression to our portfolio given the fact that we live in one of the most innovative regions where the demand for smart solutions and AI is growing day by day,” said Ashish Panjabi, COO at Jacky’s Business Solutions.

“We have been offering visitor management solutions for close to two decades including queueing systems, happiness meters, digital signage and queue tracking analytic software, so having Pepper on our portfolio will take these solutions to meet the evolving needs of the various customer-facing companies.”

“SoftBank Robotics Europe is pleased to collaborate with Jacky’s to make our Pepper robot available for companies in the UAE looking to provide new services to their clients”, said Nicolas Boudot, VP EMEA Business and Marketing at SoftBank Robotics Europe.