Swedish Furhat Robotics is growing quickly: the company has more than doubled its number of employees since last year. And now the latest addition to the team has been revealed: Furhat has recruited Alix Chen from major competitor SoftBank Robotics, creator of the well-known Pepper and NAO robots. He began his new role, as Business Developer at Furhat Robotics, immediately. “My goal is to make Furhat Robotics the obvious social robotics platform for researchers, academics, and robot enthusiasts around the world,” says Chen. “Furhat Robotics has a young, dynamic team, and a cross-cultural working environment where I can learn new things every day.