Pepper robot is the social robot of Softbank. Robot Pepper is designed to communicate with people. This friendly robot with tablet on his chest invites to interact. He can't wash up and cook, but he can make sure you don't forget anything.
He can look up things for you on the internet, remind you of your appointments and play with you. He recognizes your emotions and will, for example, play a nice song when you are sip. He can also have small conversations with you. All Peppers are connected via the Cloud, so they will learn from each other and get better and better.
Pepper robot gets to know you
To know how things are going with you he uses all this technology and then he will communicate with you via voice and via the screen on his belly. The more attention you give him, the better he will get to know you. The Pepper robot reads people's emotions through an analysis of facial expression and voice patterns.
Apps for functionality
It is intended that the Pepper robot will be equipped with various apps. In fact, the robot is a platform with a lot of communication possibilities
Features Pepper robot
To make all interaction with people possible, Pepper has a lot of technology on board.
- He has a 3D camera
- Many sensors, including feel-sensors
- Pepper makes sure his battery stays full, the battery lasts 12 hours.
- The Pepper robot is even multilingual
- Pepper has an information screen
- Robot Pepper currently speaks 4 languages, namely Japanese, English, French and Spanish.
SoftBank has developed an operating system for robot Pepper that is comparable to Google Android software. The software runs on smartphones, is an open platform with custom applications for use of Pepper in the construction, healthcare and entertainment industries. The company expects that half of the sales of the Pepper robot will be in the business sector and the other half to the consumer.
Pepper for hospitality
We see that the robot is often used for hospitality. For example, in healthcare institutions, governments or companies. The robot can be used to greet people, to provide them with practical information and to connect with employees.