November 03, 2015      

The Pepper robot from SoftBank Group Corp. and Aldebaran Robotics SAS is available for enterprise orders in Japan.

The "emotional" Pepper is designed to recognize facial expressions and respond conversationally. The multilingual humanoid robot is already in use at stores and hotels in Japan. Pepper can read and react to emotions, but it doesn't experience emotions itself.

Pepper's hardware, with its large eyes, short stature, and rounded body, is meant to be non-threatening, said Alia Pyros, i...

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