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.
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
The Pepper robot will be used in Japanese stores from July 2015. 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, the human robot of the Japanese company Softbank, will collaborate with IBM's supercomputer Watson. This was announced at CES 2016. By adding cognitive capabilities to the robot, the robot can better understand people and communicate, thus increasing Pepper's capabilities.
SoftBank has set out an ambitious strategy to stumulate the promotion of its pepper robot. The company's goal is to attract aggressively priced software developers to purchase the device and to develop (and sell) artificial intelligence and apps through affordable monthly fees for opening SoftBank's cloud database of the robot. In addition, the company is in discussion with IBM to link Watson to the robot.