Developers look to widen repertoire of Pepper, Japan’s laughing robot
I couldn’t imagine what would happen into this a world after 10 years. I would not wonder if robots will eventually overpopulate humans.
Japanese developers of a robot are asking the public to come up with ideas for what their waist-high humanoid can do and they are offering a software development kit for programmers to get creative.
The fast-selling robot, known as Pepper, can already laugh and serve coffee and is being used as a waiter, salesman and customer service representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuho Bank and Nissan.
Now its creators, SoftBank Corp, have started offering a kit, Pepper SDK for Android Studio, that will allow programmers to develop new tasks.
The offer comes ahead of the July pre-sale launch …