Man arrested for allegedly kicking robot Technically Incorrect: A Japanese man, said to be drunk, decided to take out his frustrations on a Pepper emotion-reading robot belonging to telecom company Softbank.
#PEPPER Unlike its contemporaries, Pepper is designed with a “friend over function” ethos in mind. The emotional, “love-powered” #robot has a peculiar ability to connect with its owner— Pepper makes wisecracks, engages in thoughtful banter and uses human-like gestures. The #Android-operated companion, invented by a French robotics firm and Japanese telecom company, will be sold in U.S. Sprint stores by summer. ($1,900):