HIGH-TECH – In the Tokyo phone shop, information, services and sales packages will be available only to Pepper, humanoid designed by French …

Sommelier at Carrefour, Travelers Assistance SNCF agent, adviser at Nespresso Pepper … The humanoid robot, created by the French company Aldebaran Robotics (now 95% Japanese), is a beautiful place in the service sector, where it provides a hand sellers.

In Japan, however, a new course will be crossed: a band Pepper will manage only a phone shop based in Tokyo, in the luxury mall Omotesando.

Show the public and professionals efficiency Pepper

Japan’s SoftBank Robotics, whose CEO also heads Aldebaran since last year, had previously been content to “work” a few robots in the stores of the phone operator owned. One of them had also been attacked by a disgruntled client. But this time, no human will be present. Information, services and sales packages will be available only to Pepper.

According to the specialized website Engadget, this test is expected to begin next March and aims to show the public and professionals efficiency Pepper. If the little robot is doing with honors, SoftBank Robotics expects to build on a nice increase in sales, which are currently 1,000 robots per month.

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