Pepper Is The First Robot With An Emotional "Heart"

A child-size robot named Pepper, created by Japanese company SoftBank and French company Aldebaran Robotics, is unlike other machinery. According to its creators, Pepper is the first humanoid robot that can read and feel human emotions. According to Telegraph, its "emotional capacities are attributed to a complex cocktail of high-tech cameras, infrared sensors and recognition technology, all designed to mimic the human release of hormones in response to stimulation." Pepper went on sale the summer of 2015.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Pepper is the name of what may be the world's first humanoid robot that can read human emotion. 01:16

  2. Pepper the humanoid robot seems to avoid questions that are outside of his limited repertoire. 06:20

Written by Curiosity Staff March 28, 2016

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