Pepper – Softbank's Robot That Can Read Your Emotions
Last Tuesday I had the chance to meet Pepper, the robot designed and built by Softbank that is planned to be released to the market next year for 200,000 yen (around 1,400 EUR or 2,000 USD). There are two prototypes at the Softbank shop in Harajuku and you can interact with them. I tried to have a conversation with one of them but I couldn’t get anything more than “Good morning”, “I don’t understand you, could you repeat what you just said?” and “See you next time. Thanks for visiting our shop!”. He detected that it was a week day (I should be working instead of visiting the Softbank shop) and he asked me “Don’t you have to work today? I see that you are taking a day off”.