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Pepper debuts in Taiwan

Pepper, Softbank's humanoid robot, got a first glimpse of Taiwan accompanied by Asia Pacific Telecom Chairman Lu Fang-ming, left, and Syntrend Chairman Gou Shou-cheng.

TAIPEI -- Pepper, the humanoid robot developed by Softbank, a Japanese technology company, made a first appearance in Taiwan on Thursday at the flagship outlet of Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) in the Syntrend shopping mall in Taipei.

     Both APT and Syntrend are controlled by Foxconn Technology Group, or Hon Hai Precision Industries, which assembles the robot in China. Alibaba, China's leading e-commerce company, Foxconn and Softbank have formed a joint venture to market Pepper worldwide.

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