SoftBank Stores Will Not Have Any Human Staff But Rather Robot Staff

3 years ago by in Technology

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SoftBank which is one of the most popular mobile providers in Japan was said to have their store staffed by robots. Pepper is the robot that will be seen in those stores. Pepper is a new robot model that was made by a French robotics company called Aldebaran. The same company also made the popular Nao robot.

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The awesome part is that the Pepper robots are actually the world’s first personal robots with emotions. Pepper robots basically learn from human interactions and uses a cloud AI system.

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Pepper is a cute little humanoid robot, 4 feet tall and weighs about 62 pounds, that is equipped with facial-recognition technology and a few cameras, audio recorders, and several sensors. Even though the Pepper robot has arms, it doesn’t have legs. It can still wave, greet customers, sing, and even dance! It was said that Pepper robots will go on sale in February 2015 with a price tag of about 198,000 yen (around $1,900).

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source: japantrends.com, time.com, YouTube, engadget.com