Educational Support / Childcare Support
Using the latest technology, we provide equal opportunities to all children to have a variety of experiences, going beyond regional or time-related limitations to support the growth of leaders and talent to shape the societies of the future. Through the power of telecommunications technology we seek to prevent the isolation of parents and maintain connections in communities, aiming to encourage the participation of all of society in raising children.
- Providing educational programs
- Support for physical education and club activities through ICT
- Support for young children and their parents through the power of ICT
- Support for children without families to depend on
- Protection of children and junior generations
- Support for children who have disabilities in their daily lives
Providing educational programs
Conducting AI Challenge to help foster talent able to use AI
With the rapid spread of AI (artificial intelligence) technology, we are promoting cutting-edge AI research and various business activities using AI. As part of this effort, we are offering a new educational program called “AI Challenge”. The program is aimed mainly at high school students and provides them with opportunities to learn the basics of AI and how to use it by trying out AI constructs used in the real world, with the aim of developing human resources who can play an active role in society in the future by considering the future with the development of AI.
Educational support using
the humanoid robot Pepper
SoftBank provides educational support using Pepper, a humanoid robot.
We support educational sites by lending Pepper to help develop logical thinking, problem-solving, and imagination skills in children and students.
In addition to programming education, we are working to support and solve problems in the field of education through such products as the “Robo Blocks School Template,” which is a template for classroom interaction via Pepper with teachers and children using the Robo Blocks dedicated programming tool.
Kandu Robot LAB to experience being a robot engineer
We established our Robot LAB in Kandu, a theme park for children to experience jobs, in Aeon Mall Makuhari New City. Children can try programming Pepper as robot engineers to solve the problems in the town of Kandu.
The aim is to teach through this experience the difficulties and joy of solving problems directly in front of them.
Conducting IoT Challenge in support of programming education
In readiness for the addition of programming to the mandatory curriculum for elementary and junior high schools in Japan from 2020, SoftBank offered a new IoT Challenge educational program using Pepper and Micro:bit from FY2019 through FY 2021. Classes were held at over 150 schools, where children experienced creating from an ICT (information and communication technology) perspective by programming a combination of various sensors while thinking of solutions to common problems.