SMBC Nikko Securities and SoftBank Robotics reached an agreement to utilize Personal robot “Pepper” (pictured) developed by SoftBank Group’s Aldebaran as service staff and moderator of seminars at SMBC Nikko Securities. At first, SMBC Nikko Securities will start the trial run from August at 10 branches. Introducing Pepper at securities firm with an aim of extending across the country is the world’s first project.

Pepper which SMCB Nikko Securities will adopt implements its own unique application which was jointly developed by SoftBank Robotics and Yoshimoto Robotics Laboratory and allows Pepper to make fun and clever comeback during conversation.

On August 24 at the head office and on August 26 at Yaesu branch, the securities company will hold events for senior children at elementary school and their family, and they can meet Pepper and enjoy quizzes about finance.

(Source: SoftBnk Robotics)