Softbank’s Pepper robot has more than meets the eye – as this particular robot looks set to do a whole lot more than just chat up customers to their brick and mortar stores. Apparently, the Pepper robot that will retail for approximately $2,000 thereabouts from next year onward, is set to assist in the sales of coffee machines – particularly the ones from Nescafe, and it would do so in department stores such as Bic Camera throughout the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan.
According to a Nescafe spokesperson, the Pepper robot would go about its job by sharing a slew of special qualities that Nescafe’s capsule machines boast of, in addition to having the ability to offer both quizzes and games so as to provide a welcome distraction for the younger children who are in the vicinity, while their cash rich parents show off their interest in picking up one of these. Too bad the Pepper robot is unable to actually work with the Nescafe capsule machines to provide a sample to passers-by, otherwise that would be a pretty neat trick, don’t you think so?
This is an extension on our previous coverage of the Pepper robot from Softbank that was roped in by Nescafe to help shift more units of its capsule machines.