Pepper Robot that can read emotions

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen. 

The emotional robot. Cognitive computing and the quest for artificial intelligence.

Humans and computers are fundamentally different. Apart from the ungainly exterior of the latter, the main difference is the way in which they process information. Computers follow the instructions of programmed algorithms and user input, whereas the human brain processes information in a nonlinear way with often-unexpected results—which explains much of human inventiveness and creativity. Yet, it might not be too long until computers ‘evolve’ to emulate human cognition—with some help from their human masters, of course.

Pepper, the humanoid and programmable robot of SoftBank Robotics

Pepper is currently being used as a receptionist at several offices in the UK and is able to identify visitors with the use of facial recognition, send alerts for meeting organisers and arrange for drinks to be made. Pepper is able to chat autonomously to prospective clients. The first functioning Pepper receptionist in the UK was supplied by the a SoftBank distributor and was installed in London at Brainlabs.

Pepper, the humanoid and programmable robot of SoftBank Robotics

The robot has also been used at banks and medical facilities in Japan, using applications created by Seikatsu Kakumei and it is also used in all branches of Hamazushi restaurants in Japan.

Pepper is being used in North American airports such as Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada. The robot is used to greet travelers, offer menus and recommendations.

Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper was optimized for human interaction and is able to engage with people through conversation and his touch screen.

A robot designed to interact with humans.

Standing 120cm tall, Pepper has no trouble in perceiving his environment and entering into a conversation when he sees a person.

The touch screen on his chest displays content to highlight messages and support speech.

It has –

Speech recognition and dialogue available in 15 languages, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Arabic, Dutch…

Perception modules to recognize and interact with the person talking to him.

Touch sensors, LEDs and microphones for multimodal interactions.

Infrared sensors, bumpers, an inertial unit, 2D and 3D cameras, and sonars for omnidirectional and autonomous navigation.

Open and fully programmable platform.

Pepper and NAO easily create an empathetic link with students, teachers and researchers by their eye-catching appearances, moderate sizes and humanoid behaviours.

Proven by various studies and researches, main characteristics of our humanoid robots meet the instructional goals in education. Our 17 000+ Pepper and NAO in the global education market are enabling new ways for pedagogy in classrooms.

Pepper and NAO are versatile and high-performing robots to meet the expectations of teachers and researchers. They are advanced platforms for the in-depth study such as human-machine interaction, cognitive computing and autonomous navigation, etc.