Thursday, 30 March 2017
Meeting Pepper the robot
Pepper is a companion robot with the ability to perceive human emotions and adapt his mood to people he engages with.
Built by Japanese-owned SoftBank Robotics, Pepper is being used for customer relations in over 140 SoftBank Mobile stores in Japan, with other stores set to follow.
I was so impressed with the exhibition and how the Science Museum is helping to inform the public perception of robots. I especially hope that young people with a passion for science and technology see how robotics can be incredibly exciting and also useful: we should see more and more robots like Pepper in our daily lives in future, with what was once science fiction becoming reality in shops, businesses, and homes.
Find out more about the Robots exhibition at the Science Museum here.