softbank pepper

Earlier this week Softbank announced the pricing for their new Pepper Robot, the device was being made available to developers at a cost of around $9,000 over three years.

Softbank recently put their Pepper Robot on sale and the company managed to sell 300 of their $9,000 robots in just one minute.

There were only 300 units of the device available to but and the initial stock has now sold out and developers had to pay $1,660 up front plus £206 per month for the next few years.

Obviously the high price tag of the robot has not put developers off buying the device, the company is actually making a loss on each Pepper Robot they sell as they are looking to encourage developers to create software for their robot platform.

[source : gadgets.ndtv.com]