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.
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At Pepper's launch event, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son asked the robot to describe some of its functions. "Masa, I don't want to show off," Pepper replied, "this might take over 100 hours."
SoftBank's Masayoshi Son said he's dreamed of building robots with emotions since he was a child and became a fan of the Astro Boy series.
When Pepper went on sale in Japan in 2015, it became the world's first full-scale humanoid to be offered to consumers.
Nestle, Renault, Uniqlo, and other companies have used Pepper to greet customers and provide information about products and services.
Pepper has two robotic siblings: Nao, which is shorter, and Romeo, which is taller.
Before its acquisition by SoftBank, French company Aldebaran Robotics worked in secret for two years to develop Pepper.
- 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.
- 120 cm | 47.2 in
- 42.5 cm | 16.7 in
- 48.5 cm | 19 in
- 28 kg | 62 lb
- 3 km/h | 1.7 mph
- 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.
- 20 DC motors
- 30-Ah lithium-ion battery, 12 hours of operation
- Intel Atom E3845 computer. 10.1-inch tablet on the robot's chest for displaying information. Two speakers. Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi.
- 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)
- €16,900 (base price)
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