As a global leader in robotics technology, Japan-based corporation Softbank Robotics Group has taken massive strides in its creation of robot solutions that enhance our human experience. One of the great minds behind these innovations is our next guest: chief business officer Kenichi “Kent” Yoshida.
For the past 12 years, Kent has been instrumental to the growth of Softbank, and has sat at the helm of various projects for new business developments. One of his best-known contributions is the launch of Pepper, the world’s first “social humanoid robot” that has the impressive feature of being able to recognize human faces and read emotions. Kent’s ability to lead such developments comes as no surprise, as, prior to joining Softbank, he was the cofounder and COO of the enterprise knowledge management software company RealCom, which successfully listed on the Market of high-growth and emerging stocks, or Mothers, at the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2007.
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