Computer Business Review
Pepper is the latest on the market, joining Vital, Jimmy, Raptor and Robot Snake.
Photo source: SoftBank
A robot called Pepper that claims to read human emotions is set to go on sale in Japan within months.
Unveiled by Japanese firm SoftBank at a media event in Tokyo, the robot can joke, dance and amuse people as well as helping around in the home and with customer service.
The robot uses an emotional engine, which is powered by a cloud-based artificial intelligence system, to analyse expressions, voice tones and gestures.
Company president Masayoshi Son said: "People describe others as being robots because they have no emotions, no heart.
"For the first time in human history, we're giving a robot a heart, emotions."
Although prototypes of Pepper will be deployed at two of the Softbank's stores in Tokyo, it will fully go on sale from February 2015 for 198,000 yen (£1,152).
Source: Company Press Release
CommentsPost a comment
Comments may be moderated for spam, obscenities or defamation.
Trending on CBR
Addressing The International Market
When communicating with customers or prospects your address database should be the core of your business strategy. If your database is filled with...
Solving Source Data Problems with Automated Data Profiling
Data profiling process is the best way to accurately plan projects and eliminate the risks associated with data quality problems. It also reduces...
The Human Factor in Laptop Encryption: UK Study
Encryption is one of the most important security tools in the defense of information assets. Ponemon Institute has conducted numerous studies on...
10 reasons to deploy WAN optimization in an economic downturn
It’s no secret that companies often look to cut IT budgets in times of economic difficulty. But as McKinsey Consulting recently reported, it...
The way applications are built today has fundamentally changed. A new generation of application performance management (APM) is required. dynaTrace...
DataFlux - Data Management Technology
DataFlux enables business agility and IT efficiency by providing innovative data management technology and services that transform data into a...
BCS - Enabling the Information Society
Established in 1957, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, promotes wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information...
Mimecast is a rapidly expanding Software as a Service (SAAS) company. We provide an online technology platform that radically improves the way...