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IBM Watson Makes Pepper Robots Smarter
By Steve Crowe · 7 January, 2016 • IBM and SoftBank Robotics are planning to offer a Watson-powered version of the Pepper humanoid robot. Watson's cognitive computing technology will allow Pepper to continuously gain knowledge and "understand the world the way humans do - through senses, learning and experience.”
Humanoid Robot Pepper Joins Crew of 2 Cruise Lines
By Steve Crowe · 17 December, 2015 • Pepper, the emotion-detecting humanoid robot from Aldebaran, will greet passengers as they board the Costa Cruises and AIDA ships, offering tips about dining, events, and excursions in English, German and Italian.
Pepper Humanoid Robot Debuts in France
By Steve Crowe · 22 October, 2015 • Pepper, the humanoid robot from Softbank, has debuted in France, marking the first time the companion robot has ventured outside of Japan.
Drunk Man Arrested for Kicking Pepper Robot
By Steve Crowe · 8 September, 2015 • Police arrested 60-year-old Kiichi Ishikawa at a SoftBank store in Japan for "allegedly kicking a Pepper robot in a fit of rage." The Pepper robot now moves more slowly, and its internal processor may be damaged.
Robot Passes Self-Awareness Test
By Steve Crowe · 17 July, 2015 • Uh-oh, a robot for the first time has passed a self-awareness test. The test might seem simple, but it's extremely difficult for a robot.
Aldebaran NAO Robot
By RT Staff · 19 December, 2014 • NAO is a humanoid robot, intended to be a friendly companion around the house. He moves, recognizes you, hears you and even talks to you! Since 2006, he has been constantly evolving to please, amuse, understand and love you. In short, to one day become your friend.

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