"we think there's value in a robot that can understand human feeling"
said SoftBank in a statement.
If demand is any indication, SoftBank's analysis was spot on. Pepper, SoftBank's humanoid robot went on sale Saturday in Japan, after just one minute they were sold out.
SoftBank built 1,000 Pepper units for consumers. A Pepper bot runs about $1,600 with a $200 monthly fee, according to SoftBank.
Is anyone else sweating the robot takeover?