Falling short of an able crew for the super yacht you just purchased? Costa Group now has a solution, crafted by the French company ALDEBARAN. Called Pepper, this friendly robot will service AIDA Cruises and Costa Cruises and was first introduced in Japan in 2014. Unlike some real people, this robot is capable of recognizing primary human emotions and environments too, enabling it to service people better. Pepper will help passengers with onboard dining recommendations, tips on what events and shore excursions to participate in.
Quoting Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group from an article on Travel Pulse, “With the world’s first deployment of an emotional robot on board a cruise ship, we are once again continuing our tradition of innovation. For us, this is an important step towards a digital future for our brands. I am confident that our guests will love Pepper.” Weighing in at 28kgs, Pepper stands 120cm tall and has 17 joints, 3 omnidirectional wheels, a 10-inch touch screen and a 3D camera. The robot uses some of the best voice and emotion recognition techniques and has extremely fluidic movements too. More importantly, these handy robots are capable of communicating in fluent German, Italian and English.
[ Via : Travelpulse ]