A robot that sells out in a minute is the Humanoid robot Pepper. The event was successful that it only took a minute to sold out the limited run of the robots. Softbank is behind the adorable Pepper Robot. It was uncovered last year and now, the robot is already available to consumers.
Pertaining to the robot launching the CIO said that, the robot was launched on to the market at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. Within a minute, all 1,000 robots in the first wave had been snapped up by customers, going for 198,000 yen (around $1,610) apiece.
WHAT CAN PEPPER DO
A robot that can perform household chores. Pepper is tasked as a household companion. It is programmed to communicate with users, follow vocal commands, and, in what SoftBank claims is a first, read human emotions and react accordingly. Pepper is not built for physical tasks. The robot’s role is more emotional.
More about Pepper, FAQ on the website of SoftBank’s partner, French robotics company Aldebaran SAS, states that, “This robot has been created to make people happy to interact with. He’s an emotional robot, not a functional robot for domestic use with dish-washer or vacuum-cleaner functionalities.”
“Pepper will help people grow, enhance their life, facilitate relationships, he will have fun with them, give some services and connect them with the outside world.”
And what is more surprising about this robot is that can develop its own personality, based on how the human companions will interact with Pepper. Like humans or like a dog pet. Pepper will be happy when it is given attention, and irritable when it is not.
The robot will even develop a personality of its own, based on how humans interact with it. Pepper will be happy when it is given attention, and irritable when it is not.
Pepper seems to look like manga character Astro Boy primarily because of SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. Pepper was inspired from Astro Boy.