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Pepper

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Pepper is a friendly humanoid designed to be a companion in the home and help customers at retail stores. It talks, gesticulates, and seems determined to make everyone smile.

Creator
SoftBank Robotics
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2014
Type
Humanoid, Consumer, Entertainment
Creator
SoftBank Robotics
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2014
Type
Humanoid, Consumer, Entertainment

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Specs

FEATURES
Omnidirectional wheeled base. Voice and object recognition. Software development kit (SDK) with support for multiple programming languages. Tablet to display information. Twenty languages supported, including Japanese, English, French, and Spanish.
HEIGHT
120 cm | 47.2 in
LENGTH
42.5 cm | 16.7 in
WIDTH
48.5 cm | 19 in
WEIGHT
28 kg | 62 lb
SPEED
3 km/h | 1.7 mph

SENSORS
Head with two HD 5-megapixel cameras (mouth and forehead), 3D sensor (behind eyes), four microphones, and three touch sensors. Torso with gyroscope. Hands with two touch sensors. Leg/mobile base with two sonars, six lasers, three bumper sensors, and a gyroscope.
ACTUATORS
20 DC motors
POWER
30-Ah lithium-ion battery, 12 hours of operation
COMPUTING
Intel Atom E3845 computer. 10.1-inch tablet on the robot's chest for displaying information. Two speakers. Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi.
SOFTWARE
NAOqi operating system. Choregraphe software development kit (SDK) and Pepper SDK for Android Studio. Support for Python, C++, Java, and JavaScript. ROS interface. Over 20 software engines, including awareness, motion, and dialogue. Emotion engine that attempts to infer how a user is feeling based on facial expressions, tone of voice, and speech, allowing the robot to respond accordingly.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
19 (Head: 2 DoF; Shoulder: 2 DoF x 2; Elbow: 2 DoF x 2; Wrist: 1 DoF x 2; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Hip: 2 DoF; Knee: 1 DoF; Mobile base: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
N/A
COST
€16,900 (base price)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
WEBSITE
https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/robots/pepper