SoftBank to sell robot at Sprint stores by next summer

|About: SoftBank Group ADR (SFTBY)|By:, SA News Editor

SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) says it will begin selling a humanoid robot named "Pepper", which is equipped with a laser sensor and 12 hours of battery life, at Sprint (NYSE:S) stores in the U.S. by next summer.

The robot was originally targeted at families and the elderly before getting attention for business use since being unveiled in June.

SoftBank has developed Pepper with an open platform operating system, allowing customization for use in construction, health care and entertainment industries.