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IN Science & Technology ON 19 Jul, 2015
Pepper is world's first "emotionally intelligent robot" and it has all human features, emotions and senses. This cute robot can entertain you, talk and follow your commands. He will be your new robotic companion.
SoftBank Mobile in Japan has designed this incredible sci-fi companion bot and it can understand seventeen different languages and is completely human-friendly.
Pepper can communicate with you through voice, touch and emotions, and it is completely autonomous. He is not a typical robot that just acts on your commands, but it will be with you as your friend.
He is capable to analyze your expressions and body language. If he senses you are sad, he finds the ways to make you happy and cheerful by playing your favourite songs and talking to you.
There is an array of cameras, touch sensors, accelerometers and other sensors attached with his body, that makes him more advanced than any other robots. These great technology works behind making him learn things according to your facial expressions and body language.
Pepper is totally influenced by the world around him. He is comfortable when he is surrounded by people he knows and happy when he gets praised. He even gets sad and scared when enters in a dark room. His prevailing emotions are displayed on the chest screen so that you are able to understand Pepper as well.
In his early stages, Pepper will make mistakes. As you interact with him, he will recognize you and learn about your tastes. With the passage of time, he will be able to correct his mistakes and learn things from his own personal experiences.
He can even help you out by connecting to the Internet for answers when required.
This little boy can also read books, play cards and do whatever you want him to.
Pepper can understand seventeen languages though he only speaks Japanese right now.
He moves around on three omnidirectional wheels in order to move freely and gracefully. Using an ultrasound system, Pepper can safely avoid obstacles coming his way. He can interact with surroundings and humans up to 10 feet away from him.
Pepper went on sale with 1000 units for purchase in Japan. Each robot was priced at $1,600 USD with a monthly data and insurance charge of 24,600 Yen ($200 USD). They sold out entirely within one minute.