Pepper the Robot On-Sale in the U.S. Next Year

By Luke Y. Thompson in Tech
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 11:33 am

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"Heez goal iz to make you better...feel better." Freudian slip?

Pepper the Robot is coming to Sprint stores next year, probably for just under two grand. Inspired by the idea of Astro Boy, Pepper dances, makes jokes, estimates human emotions based on expressions, and tries to connect you to friends if you're feeling depressed. Pepper also presumably stares blankly into nothingness when turned off - sorry, but I'm suspicious of anything that looks like this:

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Check out some video of Pepper that is totally in no way creepy...



h/t James.k.Polk, who will presumably have to start selling these

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