29 Oct '14, 10pm

Nestle to ‘hire’ 1000 robots to sell Nescafe in Japan

Nestle to ‘hire’ 1000 robots to sell Nescafe in Japan

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink conglomerate, has bought 20 humanoid robots to help sell coffee machines in its stores across Japan. Nescafé will use the humanoid robot “Pepper” to sell Nescafé Dolce Gusto and Nescafé Gold Blend Barista coffee machines in home appliance stores. DON’T MISS: A $20,000 COFFEE MAKER FROM JAPAN Through voice and emotion recognition technology, the robot is able to analyze consumers’ feelings by reading their facial expressions and listening to their tone of voice. The machine will even be able to hold a conversation with the customers! “The dream to create an advanced consumer experience with Pepper is now coming true,” said Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO of SoftBank Corporation, producer of the robot. “We hope that by providing people the opportunity to interact with a robot whilst shopping, we can help create experiences of wonder...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/gadgets/nestle-to-hire-1000-robots-t...

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