The latest creation from Aldebaran and Softbank, Pepper is the first robot designed to live with humans. Seeing is believing. Watch Video above to get a brief understanding of it’s capabilities.
Start video at 1:43 if you wanna go straight to the unboxing part. It’s where she introduces herself! Super cool.
Skip to 2:43 to watch Pepper distributing tissue paper!
It can perform simple tasks such as making conversation with you on its own, dance and even distribute tissue paper as a sideline job with proper programming! Most importantly, it can recognize facial expressions and voice changes, and react to it with preset behaviours. Movements are fluid and conversation delivery is flawless and life-like. Thumbs up! Robots are taking over the world!
Video above: Humanoid Robot PEPPER To Go On Sale On 20 June 2015 By The Japan Times by The Japan Times. YouTube views at time of publishing article: 62,248. Video was originally published on Jun 19, 2015.
Pepper is able to make a interactive conversation with the journalist. She has some witty comebacks!
Meet Pepper, the Friendly Humanoid Robot by IEEE Spectrum
Pepper, Aldebaran’s emotional robot awakening by AldebaranRobotics
Really cool interpretive dance segment from Pepper.
Is this the world’s first emo robot? by CNN
Pepper スペシャルムービー 「さぁ 未来をはじめよう。」 by ソフトバンク（SoftBank）
Emotional Machine Learning by Angelica Lim by AldebaranRobotics
SoftBank Corp. said it sold out its entire stock of 1,000 in the first minute of sales.
According to a WSJ report, Softbank also announced a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group with an eye toward bringing Pepper to the global market.
PEPPER the robot is designed by French subsidiary Aldebaran Robotics.
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