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Monday, 22 June 2015

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PEPPER (Image credit: Aldebaran, SoftBank Robotics Corp., SoftBank Mobile Corp.)

 

Pepper, the humanoid robot by Aldebaran Robotics and SoftBank Mobile designed with the ability to read emotions, went on sale in Japan last weekend. With only 1,000 units available for purchase in the month of June from June 20, Pepper were sold at 198,000 yen (approximate SGD 2,150).

 

SoftBank’s Pepper which has proven to be a hit with its consumer launch, were sold out in one minute on Saturday, its first day of consumer sales. Additional shipments of Pepper will follow from July onward.

 

PEPPER (Image credit: Aldebaran, SoftBank Robotics Corp., SoftBank Mobile Corp.) 

 

 

Highlight includes Pepper will not only be able to read emotions, the humanoid robots are able to  to artificially generate their own emotions. Its emotions are mainly influenced by people’s facial expressions and words, as well as his surroundings, which in turn affects Pepper’s words and actions. Quoted in the press release for example, Pepper is at ease when he is around people he knows, happy when he is praised, and gets scared when the lights go down.

 

Interesting?

 

 

Watch the video clip 'Future Life with Pepper' at www.youtube.com/watch?t=29&v=3a4sZnLRvqk.

 

 

 

Source: SoftBank Robotics Corp., SoftBank Mobile Corp.

 

Photos: Aldebaran, SoftBank Robotics Corp., SoftBank Mobile Corp.Posted by Admin in News on 22 Jun 2015

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