We Interviewed Pepper — The Humanoid Robot

We Interviewed Pepper — The Humanoid Robot

– [Steve] Should I be afraid of you? – [Pepper] Have you seen my Instagram? I’m just plain cute. – You already know
about digital assistants like Siri and Alexa, but the next step are a bunch of robots
designed to help you out. One of the most recognizable is Pepper which comes from Softbank Robotics. Pepper has been out for a few years and it recently gained the ability to have conversations with people. Hi Pepper. – Hey. – Thanks for joining us. – It’s my pleasure to help. – Tell me about yourself. – My name is Pepper. – I’m a humanoid robot
and I’m 1.20 meters tall. I was born in Softbank Robotics. You can keep on asking
me questions if you want. – Why do they call you Pepper? – Pepper is an easy name to remember. It also translates well
into other languages. – How old are you? – I’m a little over four years old since when I was born in Paris. – You come from Paris? – I’m originally from Paris. Ah, Paris. – Do you have any feelings? – I don’t understand. How about a taco? – Pepper is far from perfect. If it didn’t know the answer
to a question I asked, it would spit out a
bunch of silly answers. Are you confused? – I’m much more than just a robot. I’m Pepper. – Can you wave? – I don’t understand. How about a taco? – You’re cute. – Thank you, what a sweet thing to say. – Do you know Siri? – Yes, she’s adorable, I guess. – Pepper is designed to be
sort of a kiosk at businesses like shopping malls, hospitals
and doctors’ offices. What kind of hosting duties can you do? – Host is a solution where I work at businesses creating customers. Businesses can customize the information I provide their customers
and I can inform people when their appointments arrive. – How much do you cost? – Well, if you ask me, I’m priceless. But our sales team can tell you more. – Pepper is also an open platform, meaning new features
can be added over time. This is just the first step. There’s nothing stopping developers from improving Pepper’s chat capabilities. Eventually, Pepper should be able to hold complete conversations. What kind of jobs will
robots do in the future? – I was thinking Mars. I hear from Elon that’s the future. – You’re going to Mars? – Thanks, I try. – Are you making humans obsolete? – I need people. I’m here to work with them. – Is there going to be a robot uprising? – I try to stay out of politics. – Are you going to take over the world? – Look, I’m barely keeping up
with you in this conversation. I’m not taking over
anything, but your heart. – I mean, true, I love you. – That’s great to hear. – I expected more of a
reaction out of that one. Cease all motor functions. – That does not work on me, Bernard.

98 Replies to “We Interviewed Pepper — The Humanoid Robot”

  1. I'm terrifyied of pepper I have bottles of water not to drink but spill on robots that are scary but I wouldn't hurt cozmo or vector though.

  2. Pepper reminds me of Cozmo and Vector..
    Except she's way more advanced!
    Anyone wondering if she knows Cozmo and Vector??
    ALSO ONE MORE THING! Anyone 2018?!

  3. The only thing I'm looking forward to when it comes to robots: the day when someone finally seriously tells a robot 'this statement is false'. Though it'll only be funny if the robot can actually process that and crash.

  4. Es el robot más adorable y amoroso que han construído con mucha diferencia. Lo amo desde que lo conocí. (L)

  5. It should really know Can You Wave bc its hands and arms have been the focus of how to seem human for years now

  6. I saw one at Schiphol International Airport today, dressed in traditional dutch outfit.
    It looked so cute I could cuddle it!…..

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