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Pepper

Pepper is a friendly humanoid designed to be a companion in the home and help customers at retail stores. It talks, gesticulates, and seems determined to make everyone smile.

FEATURES

Omnidirectional wheeled base. Voice and object recognition. Software development kit (SDK) with support for multiple programming languages. Tablet to display information. Twenty languages supported, including Japanese, English, French, and Spanish.

HEIGHT

120 cm | 47.2 in

LENGTH

42.5 cm | 16.7 in

WIDTH

48.5 cm | 19 in

WEIGHT

28 kg | 62 lb

SPEED

3 km/h | 1.7 mph

SENSORS

Head with two HD 5-megapixel cameras (mouth and forehead), 3D sensor (behind eyes), four microphones, and three touch sensors. Torso with gyroscope. Hands with two touch sensors. Leg/mobile base with two sonars, six lasers, three bumper sensors, and a gyroscope.

ACTUATORS

20 DC motors

POWER

30-Ah lithium-ion battery, 12 hours of operation

COMPUTING

Intel Atom E3845 computer. 10.1-inch tablet on the robot's chest for displaying information. Two speakers. Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi.

SOFTWARE

NAOqi operating system. Choregraphe software development kit (SDK) and Pepper SDK for Android Studio. Support for Python, C++, Java, and JavaScript. ROS interface. Over 20 software engines, including awareness, motion, and dialogue. Emotion engine that attempts to infer how a user is feeling based on facial expressions, tone of voice, and speech, allowing the robot to respond accordingly.

DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)

19 (Head: 2 DoF; Shoulder: 2 DoF x 2; Elbow: 2 DoF x 2; Wrist: 1 DoF x 2; Hand: 1 DoF x 2; Hip: 2 DoF; Knee: 1 DoF; Mobile base: 2 DoF)

MATERIALS

N/A

COST

€16,900 (base price)

STATUS

Ongoing

WEBSITE

https://www.softbankrobotics.com/emea/en/pepper