Meet Pepper

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Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot. What does that mean exactly? It means that Pepper can easily recognize faces, emotions, and have independent conversations with humans. Developed by SoftBank Robotics, Pepper has already been tested in Japan and Britain on elderly care facilities; helping residents overcome loneliness. In France and Tokyo, Pepper is greeting COVID-19 patients. Oh, and if you don’t have a mask—Pepper will tell you to put one on. In Germany, several grocery stores are using the robot to enforce social distancing measures. Currently, over 2,000 companies around the world are using Pepper to enhance services and interact with visitors. Are robots taking over? Maybe. Watch Pepper answer these questions and judge for yourself.

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