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Emotional robot from Japan

Posted June 6, 2014

Pepper is the first robot designed to live with humans, it’s a companion able to communicate with you through the most intuitive interface we know: voice, touch and emotions. 

Pepper has been programmed to read emotions of the people around it by recognizing expressions and voice tones. It has the latest voice recognition and loaded with more than a dozen sensors, including two touch sensors in its hands, three touch sensors on its head, as well as six laser sensors and three bumper sensors in its base. It also has two cameras and four microphones on its head and has Wi-Fi and Ethernet networking capabilities. The machine has no legs, but has gently gesticulating hands. It appeared on a stage in a Tokyo suburb.

The 121 centimeter tall, 28 kilogram white Pepper, which has no hair but two large eyes and a flat-panel display stuck on its chest, was developed jointly with Aldebaran Robotics, which produces autonomous humanoid robots.

It will go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen ($1,900).


Sources: AFP, Yahoo

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