Humanoid Robot to Sell Nescafe in Japanese Stores

#Robots

Thu, Oct 30th, 2014 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Capable of understanding other people's emotion by their voice and facial expression, Pepper is a humanoid robot by Nestlé Japan designed to sell customers Nescafé coffee machines. Neat idea, albeit the robot's hand and arm movements are kind of weird.

Pepper is produced by SoftBank Robotics, a subsidiary of SoftBank Corporation and is part of the company’s ambition to take technology beyond factory floors.

“The dream to create an advanced consumer experience with Pepper is now coming true. We hope that by providing people the opportunity to interact with a robot whilst shopping, we can help create experiences of wonder and delight for consumers” said Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Corporation.

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