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Varta AG and SoftBank Robotics expand cooperation

Published 12th May, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Varta AG and SoftBank Robotics expand cooperation

Varta is now working with SoftBank Robotics Europe on a new battery format. The battery platform is targeted at various emerging applications in the field of robotics. Varta and SoftBank Robotics Europe have been working together since 2012.

The successful cooperation in the areas of product and project development as well as in technical design is now being continued and in developing a battery platform that will serve as a battery module suitable for emerging robotic applications at SoftBank Robotics Europe.

The start of the Varta and Softbank Robotics collaboration was the development of the battery for the humanoid robot Pepper, which uses facial recognition and is able to engage with people through conversation and its touch screen. Pepper is used as an assistant in various industries and fields. The platform's batteries are to be used in latest version of Pepper and in other emerging applications such as next-gen robotic platforms for new markets.

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