Meet Pepper: The World's First Humanoid Robot That Reads Human Emotions

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Mar 201728
6:00p.m. - 8:30p.m.

Japan Society
11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
New York City, New York, 10017
United States

Tuesday, March 28, 6—8:30 PM
Pepper, the humanoid robot with artificial intelligence, is the world’s first personal robot equipped with an emotional engine and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system that can analyze expressions and voice tones. Unlike traditional robots, Pepper can detect human emotions and respond accordingly. In Japan, Softbank Mobile stores and banks are using Pepper as a new way to welcome customers. Pepper has also been adopted in Japanese homes as a friendly family member. In this program, a representative from Softbank Robotics Corp. shares behind-the-scenes stories, plans for launching Pepper in North America, and the impact of Pepper and artificial intelligence on society. In addition to a demonstration of Pepper’s functionality and features, the program offers participants the opportunity to meet and experience Pepper during the reception. 
Kenichi Yoshida, Vice President, Business Development Division, Softbank Robotics Corp.
6–6:30 PM          Registration 
6:30–8 PM          Lecture, Demonstration and Q&A
8–8:30 PM          Wine and Sushi Networking Reception


Non-members: $20
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15 
Academic and government: $15 
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.
For more information, please contact the Business & Policy program at 212-715-1208 or email



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