Control and balance
Pepper can see children and objects! Thanks to his anti-collision system, not only can he detect people but also furniture and other objects around him, reducing the risk of bumps. Pepper is able to keep his balance and not fall even if someone pushes him.
Movement and autonomy
You'll be surprised by Pepper's movements and flexibility! His three omnidirectional wheels enable him to move freely and in a full circle, at a maximum speed of 3 km/h. Twenty little motors control his head, arm and torso movements with great accuracy. Last but not least, Pepper has a high-capacity lithium-ion battery, with a life of 14 hours.
Pepper has two high-definition video cameras and a 3D video camera to make him more aware of his environment. Images are processed by shape-recognition software able to identify faces and objects.
Pepper boasts the latest technology enabling him to recognize people's emotions from their voices and facial expressions. This means he will react to your emotions, rejoicing when you're happy, and comfortin you when you're sad. Pepper can recognize people by their voices. Thanks to his four directional microphones and his speaker, Pepper can localize the source of a sound and find the person to strike up a conversation.
Sensors up and down
Pepper has multiple sensors: two sonar emitters and receptors, six laser sensors and three obstacle sensors in his legs giving him information about obstacles in his immediate vicinity (3-meter range). Pepper also has three video cameras (two RGB and one 3D located in his head), another sensor located in his battery to allow him to monitor his charge level and temperature, and touch sensors in his hands that can be used during games or social interactions.
For independent access to the internet, Pepper has an 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi adapter.
Welcome to the community
A community of developers in Japan is designing and developing new content for Pepper. The catalog of applications for this new kind of companion is constantly being expanded and enriched.