Pepper is a robot from Japan (of course), and is supposed to track human emotions, then react. “It is the world’s first robot with love.”
Scheduled to go on sale from June 20, the 121-centimeter tall, 29-kilogram robot... can recognize human emotions and respond accordingly.
It does so by using sensors and a microphone to recognize facial expressions and voices. The humanoid robot also expresses happiness and sadness by changing the tone of its voice or sighing.
Once again Japan takes us further into the uncanny valley.
(thanks to Randy McCall)