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Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour

Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen ($12.5) an hour.

Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper gestures as he helps promote the sale of watermelons, produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) chats to a customer (R) as he helps promote the sale of watermelons, produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper helps promote the sale of watermelons, produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (R) gestures alongside Tottori Prefecture Governor Shinji Hirai (L) as they promote the sale of watermelons produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (L) helps promote the sale of watermelons, produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper helps promote the sale of watermelons, produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Robot Pepper gets $12 per hour
Japanese telecom giant Softbank's humanoid robot Pepper (R) gestures alongside Tottori Prefecture Governor Shinji Hirai (L) as they promote the sale of watermelons produced in Japan's Tottori prefecture, at a shop promoting produce from the prefecture, in Tokyo on July 1, 2015. Softbank's subsidiary 'cocoro SB' -- the world's first robot dispatch service -- has hired out Pepper as a sales promotion staff member for 1,500 yen (12.5 USD) an hour. (AFP/Getty Images)