Robot Pepper entertaining residents at a care home
This Horizon 2020 funded project was co-ordinated in Milan with the University of Plymouth's Centre for Health Technology leading a €440,000 strand on social interaction, supporting independent living through the use of robotic companions. Movecare has now ended but it allowed study of the Pepper robot in a more realistic, home-like environment. It resulted in papers such as this comparison of how older people and younger people interact with robots as well as continued possibilities for collaboration with University of Manchester cognitive robotics lab.  

Pepper – a humanoid robot

Pepper is one of the most advanced humanoid robots currently available on the market – with others sure to follow. Thanks to his voice recognition system and exceptional artificial intelligence, he is capable of maintaining a conversation.

Pepper is capable of identifying your emotions, such a joy, sadness, anger or surprise and can adjust his behaviour according to your mood.

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