News & Events

News & Events

January 2019 – Meetup Voice/AI – SPARK solution presented by Pepper

The use of voice AI technology is rising!

We were at the Voice / AI meetup organised by 1Kubator (thanks to them!) to talk about how we use voice and AI technology in robotics, showcasing SPARK, our smart solution for robots.

Big first for Pepper the robot who answered all questions about SPARK, thanks to SPARK!

Key points

  • Social robots like Pepper are a great interface between physical and digital world
  • We use the best of AI (Most performing chatbots & voicebots and the best knowledge technologies) to provide smart, useful and efficient interaction with social robots.
  • Nothing would be possible without passionate and talented people working hard to make robots smarter everyday!

Everything you need to know about the SPARK Solution

October 2018 – Knowledge technologies integrated in SPARK

What if you could ask any questions to robots?

Using the most performing knowledge technologies from the Web in our SPARK solution, people are now able to ask any questions to robots.

Better than a smart speaker

The robot answers questions and goes beyond by proposing to follow the conversation based on the context and uses its tablet to display useful information! The speech, the tablet display and the body language are fully adapted, providing a natural way to communicate with Pepper.

Pepper answers any questions
Episode 1: General Knowledge

Pepper answers any questions
Episode 2
: Science

May 2018 – SPARK, new solution for robots

New product announcement

We just released SPARK, an Android-based solution which integrates the most performing AI chatbots and the best Knowledge technologies, enabling to get a smart, useful and effective interaction with robots.

spark solution pepper

May 2018 – Pepper World @ Vivatech in Paris

Pepper World 2018 will take place at Vivatechnology in Paris

We will be attending Pepper World,  which will be hosted at Vivatech in Paris. We will take the opportunity to show SPARK, our new solution for robots. More info here.

pepper world 2018

Edit : few pictures from the event

June 2017 – IR & SBR America partnership announcement

Softbank Robotics America has acquired Pepper4Services

Softbank Robotics America is now the official owner of Pepper4Services, the CMS dedicated to Pepper robots.

New business tool for US market : Promoter

In partnership with SBRA, we’re designing a new business solution for Pepper enabling to attract, engage, convert and reward the customers. More info on Softbank Robotics America website.

May 2017 – Vivatech Paris

The world’s ‘rendez-vous’ for startups & leaders

For this second edition, 6 Pepper robots welcomed visitors at the main entrance. Using our P4S applications, Pepper’s job was to give information about the main conferences, help people to find their direction and entertain them with interactive games.

In addition to the Pepper partners village organized by Softbank Robotics, we were also at Carrefour Lab where Pepper made the promotion of smart devices.

Best moment so far was the handshake between Pepper and French President Emmanuel Macron.

We will be at the next Vivatech edition end of May, click here for more info.

April 2017 – Pepper World Paris

The official Pepper Partners event

Finally an event fully dedicated to Pepper in France! Organized by Softbank Robotics Europe, we showed our P4S solution and its new features, enabling to deploy Pepper even more rapidly in any kind of business!

IR Founder Franck Calzada talks about P4S

January 2017 – Pepper @ Westfield

Pepper is greeting Westfield mall shoppers in San Francisco

Recently deployed in two Westfield shopping malls, Pepper’s main mission is to assist concierge services, drive foot, entertain shoppers with games and dances and gather valuable customer data.

To create apps, the company is using our Pepper4Services CMS, enabling to easily build and manage the robot’s behavior (speech – tablet display – gesture).

Few insights from SBRA:

  • 95% customer satisfaction
  • 10K+ customers directed to stores
  • 100+ surveys run each week

Full case study from Softbank Robotics US here.

Pepper at Westfield shopping mall – Highlights