1. Why SoftBank's Pepper could become the iPhone of robots

    Why SoftBank's Pepper could become the iPhone of robots

    It can’t cook or clean or do laundry, but SoftBank’s Pepper could become the first breakout humanoid consumer robot and the vanguard of an era of mechanized, cloud-connected assistants. Pepper goes on sale in Japan on Saturday at ¥198,000 (US$1,600) plus ¥24,600 in monthly data and insurance fees.

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    1. Pepper is still way overpriced for the functionality and doesn't present a compelling emotional purchase need, except for techies, early adopters and senior Japanese women.
    2. There's definitely a business case to be made in that capacity.
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