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Pepper the Robot Knows Your Feelings, Probably Won't Kill You in Your Sleep

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:00
Japanese billionaire/robot enthusiast Masayoshi Son said his robot is tender and will make its owner smile. That's why he Pepper, which introduced to the world on Thursday. Son said his "aim is to develop affectionate robots that can make people smile." Pepper was partially a pet project, and partially a reaction to "kawaii" (cute) culture: think Hello Kitty and adult women in pink tutus. There ...

Meet Pepper, Aldebaran's New Personal Robot With an "Emotion Engine"

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:13
The robot will go on sale for less than US $2,000 next year

The affordable robot assistant of the future is already here

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:58
SoftBank CEO and Sprint chairman Masayoshi Son has become something of a maverick. He said he bought Sprint because “I am a man, and every man wants to be number one, not number two or number three.” He also convinced Steve Jobs to give him exclusivity for the iPhone in Japan before Apple had even announced the device, and before Son had bought the mobile carrier SoftBank. Now, he wants to sell ...

Softbank shows off robot that can read human emotions

Thu, 2014-06-05 13:18
A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.

Robot that can decipher emotions set for sale in Japan next year

Thu, 2014-06-05 12:07
A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who...

Emotion-sensing robot to go on sale next year

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:54
Japanese billionaire says the aim is to develop "affectionate robots that can make people smile"

Softbank, Aldebaran launch Pepper, an emotional robot

Thu, 2014-06-05 11:28
Pepper, a robot that runs on emotion engines, algorithms and cloud artificial intelligence, will be sold through Softbank Mobile stores in Japan for about $1,900 in 2015.

Meet Pepper, the 'love-powered' humanoid robot that knows how you're feeling

Thu, 2014-06-05 09:54
If the thought of a humanoid robot in your home makes your skin crawl, meet the friendly Pepper. Pepper is a cute, wisecracking personal robot designed to bring joy to everyone, and Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank wants people to start buying it next year for the price of a high-end PC. The phone giant unveiled the autonomous, sophisticated machine on Thursday along with partners Aldebaran ...

SoftBank’s Emotion-Reading Robot Is Son’s Dream Come True

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:40
SoftBank Corp. (9984) ’s emotion-reading robot Pepper is a result of time billionaire Chairman Masayoshi Son spent as a child watching the TV show “Astro Boy.”

Japan to Witness World's First Emotion Sensing Personal Robots

Thu, 2014-06-05 08:19
A new robot that is capable of understanding human feelings and emotions has been developed in Japan, and the 'humanoid' is set to go on sale shortly. The 'humanoid' termed Pepper has been developed by Japanese telecommunications firm SoftBank which says that the robot can be used for a variety of tasks ranging from babysitting to storekeeping.

Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year - NBC40.net

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:56
TOKYO (AP) - A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.

Emotional robot set for sale in Japan next year

Thu, 2014-06-05 07:30
TOKYO (AP) — A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.

Tech firm unveils 'emotional' robot

Thu, 2014-06-05 05:50
A Japanese technology firm has unveiled a robot designed for companionship which can decipher human emotions.

SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper knows how you're feeling

Thu, 2014-06-05 05:05
If the thought of a humanoid robot in your home makes your skin crawl, meet the friendly Pepper.

SoftBank's humanoid robot Pepper knows how you're feeling

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:48
IDG News Service - If the thought of a humanoid robot in your home makes your skin crawl, meet the friendly Pepper.

Emotion reading robot, Pepper, is here to help humanity

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:14
A robot that reads emotions could be a scary prospect, but Pepper is here to help. Pepper was developed by Japanese firm Softbank using an "emotional engine" and cloud-based artificial intelligence system that can analyse gestures, expressions and voice tones. While the firm claims people can communicate with Pepper "just like they would with friends and family", we're going to reserve ...

Robot Inside Fukushima Reactor Discovers Source of Water Leaks

Thu, 2014-06-05 04:00
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said a robot sent inside Unit 1 of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station has discovered the source of water leaks plaguing decommissioning work.

'Emotional robot' launches in Japan

Thu, 2014-06-05 03:14
Japanese firm Softbank unveils "Pepper", a robot which it says can read human emotions and which is due to go on sale to the public next year.

Engineers build magnet-controlled 'sperm' robot

Wed, 2014-06-04 16:07
Engineers have built a robot designed to emulate sperm cells which they can then control with magnets.

Universal Robots Builds Momentum in Mid-Atlantic Region

Wed, 2014-06-04 14:43
Universal Robots’ ease of use along with the collaborative feature enabling them to work right alongside employees have proved to be the two unique selling points taking the robot