Incident 152: SoftBank's Humanoid Robot, Pepper, Reportedly Frequently Made Errors, Prompting Dismissal

Description: SoftBank's robot allegedly kept making mechanical errors, taking unplanned breaks, failing to recognize previously-met people, and breaking down during practice runs.


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Alleged: Aldebaran and SoftBank Robotics developed an AI system deployed by , which harmed SoftBank.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


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