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Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper

Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions.

Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper introduces Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (R) introduces Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014, while a TV personality Kyoko Uchida (L) smiles at a promotion event . Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) attends to customers to introduce Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper introduces Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) attends to customers to introduce Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) attends to a customer to introduce Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)
Nestle employs humanoid robot Pepper
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) attends to a customer to introduce Nestle's coffee machines at an electric shop in Tokyo on December 1, 2014. Nestle Japan has employed a fleet of chirpy robots to sell its coffee machines in Japanese stores. The gimmick will eventually see 1,000 stores across Japan with their own Pepper, which makers claim can understand a vast range of human speech and emotions. (AFP/Getty Images)