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SoftBank unveils AI vacuum robot for offices

Whiz seen broadening robotics business beyond Pepper

SoftBank shows off its new robotic vacuum. In the foreground on the left is the company's Pepper humanoid robot. (Photo by Minoru Satake)
SoftBank shows off its new robotic vacuum. In the foreground on the left is the company's Pepper humanoid robot. (Photo by Minoru Satake)

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group on Monday launched an office-use vacuum robot powered by artificial intelligence, envisioning the product as a key to expanding its robotics operations.

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