Pepper the learning robot to visit Okinawa middle schools
Who is Pepper? Pepper is a humanoid Robot that takes his surroundings into consideration to react proactively using proprietary algorithms. Pepper also comes equipped with capabilities and an interface that enables communication with people including the latest voice recognition technology, superior joint technology to realize graceful gestures and emotion recognition that analyzes expressions and voice tones.
With these technologies, people can enjoy communicating with Pepper in a natural way. In addition Pepper can make jokes,dance and amuse people just like when he got invited to attend STEM program at Ryukyu Middle School on March 8th and 9th. Courtesy of the Principal Mr Al Barney and Ms Kimmel who spent so much effort making this a successful event.
Hundreds of students got to see Pepper up close and personal. They were able to see the beauty of technology as they interact with him. The reactions of students were priceless.
Because of this success, Pepper has received more invitations to appear in another school. SoftBank Corporation will once again return Pepper on April 19 th at Kadena Middle School and on April 22nd at Lester Middle School.