30 Jul '15, 8am

My friend Pepper is now working as a beauty advisor at Loft in Japan ! Image: @engadgetjp

My friend Pepper is now working as a beauty advisor at Loft in Japan ! Image: @engadgetjp

The Pepper-san working as a cosmetic adviser at Shibuya Loft [Click to enlarge image] The Loft Co Ltd introduced the Pepper personal robot as a cosmetic adviser on a trial basis. Loft is affiliated with Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd, and the Pepper was developed by SoftBank Robotics Corp and Aldebaran Robotics SAS. The robot will wait on customers at two shops (Shibuya Loft and Yokohama Loft, one robot at each shop) from July 25 to Aug 23, 2015 (excluding Wednesdays, when the shops are closed), as "Pepper-san." They will be responsible for an area for selling ultraviolet-blocking products such as sunscreens, which are one of the best selling products in summer. In regard to retail businesses, Nestle Japan Ltd has been introducing the Pepper to wait on customers in the areas for selling its coffee machines in electronics retail stores across Japan since December 2014. But this ...

Full article: http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp/english/NEWS_EN/20150729/429...

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