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Pepper the hospitality robot at your service

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 01:14

The future in 5-star treatment? Pepper, a humanoid robot that can read emotions, makes her debut at the Innorobo robotics expo in Paris, as her makers get ready to release 1,000 units into the European market. Gavino Garay reports.

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Meet Pepper -- Softbank Robotics' service robot designed to meet your needs. She's the star of the show at this year's Innorobo robotics expo in Paris where visitors are experiencing first hand her ability to read your emotions and respond to your commands. But it isn't the first we've seen of pepper, says communications director Aurore Chicot. (SOUNDBITE) (French) SOFTBANK ROBOTICS COMMUNICATION DIRECTOR, AURORE CHICOT, SAYING: "We've already seen Pepper in a few places during experiments, notably in Carrefour, at the SNCF in the train stations, and on ships for Costa Cruises. We've noticed the public really likes Pepper, there's a lot of interaction with her, much more than with an interactive drone for example." Some robotics enthusiasts say it's the way of the future. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EXPO VISITOR, JUNG CHEW TSA, SAYING: "At home we already have robot vacuum cleaners, so I guess it's becoming more prevalent in day to day life already." With nearly 1,000 copies expected to hit the European market this year alone, you may soon see for yourself...

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Pepper the hospitality robot at your service

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 01:14