(L to R) Terry Gou chairman & CEO of FOXCONN, Masayoshi Son chairman & CEO of SoftBank, robot Pepper and Jack Ma executive chairman of Alibaba Group pose for the cameras during a press conference to announce that the SoftBank's robot ''Pepper'' can feel as human on June 18, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Masayoshi Son chairman & CEO of Japanese internet and telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp., announced that its robot Pepper can feel and understand people's emotions and also express itself. Son also said that the first 1000 robots will be on sale to the public for 198,000 JPY (1,604 USD) from Saturday June 20th, and could be available to companies to replace positions such as reception and convenience store staff from the beginning of July. To develop Pepper's skills SoftBank announced an alliance with foreign technology companies FOXCONN and Alibaba Group. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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SoftBank CEO Announces Robot Pepper can Feel as Human
(L to R) Terry Gou chairman & CEO of FOXCONN, Masayoshi Son chairman & CEO of SoftBank, robot Pepper and Jack Ma executive chairman of Alibaba Group pose for the cameras during a press conference to announce that the SoftBank's robot ''Pepper'' can feel as human on June 18, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Masayoshi Son chairman & CEO of Japanese internet and telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp., announced that its robot Pepper can feel and understand people's emotions and also express itself. Son also said that the first 1000 robots will be on sale to the public for 198,000 JPY (1,604 USD) from Saturday June 20th, and could be available to companies to replace positions such as reception and convenience store staff from the beginning of July. To develop Pepper's skills SoftBank announced an alliance with foreign technology companies FOXCONN and Alibaba Group. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 18 Jun 2015
Location: Tokyo Japan
Credit: Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO
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Alibaba Group
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Masayoshi Son
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