Finally, a robot that cares

By Chris Atticus | Friday, June 6, 2014

 

 

ROBOTS! Pepper has been unveiled by a Japanese tech firm who claim it thinks like a human because of its 'emotional engine.'

It can recognise and analyse gestures, expressions and tone of voice through an artificial intelligence program, or 'emotional engine', according to its makers.

Softbank say that people could communicate with the robot 'just like they would with friends and family' and that it can perform various tasks.

Pepper is designed to help with everyday tasks, and could become a popular way to replace care for the elderly - who make up the majority of the population of Japan. See full story here.