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UK: 'Emotionally aware' robot tells MPs she has 'an important role to play'01:44

UK: 'Emotionally aware' robot tells MPs she has 'an important role to play'

United Kingdom, London
October 16, 2018 at 11:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pepper, an 'emotionally and culturally aware' robot appeared before the Common Education Select Committee in the British parliament in London on Tuesday, and explained the way robots may assist in education.

"[Robots] will have an important role to play. But we will always need the soft skills that are unique to humans," Pepper said, adding that "a new way of thinking is needed by tomorrow's workers."

He added that he is also working in a three-year international project called 'Careces' in developing robots able to assist and care for the elderly.

Labour MP Lucy Powell jokingly said to rest of the panel that 'Pepper' is "better than some ministers we've had before."

Manufactured by Japanese electronics giant, SoftBank Robotics, Pepper told the Committee that has been programmed by university students to work with pupils as well as those with special needs to develop their numeracy skills.

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Pepper, an 'emotionally and culturally aware' robot appeared before the Common Education Select Committee in the British parliament in London on Tuesday, and explained the way robots may assist in education.

"[Robots] will have an important role to play. But we will always need the soft skills that are unique to humans," Pepper said, adding that "a new way of thinking is needed by tomorrow's workers."

He added that he is also working in a three-year international project called 'Careces' in developing robots able to assist and care for the elderly.

Labour MP Lucy Powell jokingly said to rest of the panel that 'Pepper' is "better than some ministers we've had before."

Manufactured by Japanese electronics giant, SoftBank Robotics, Pepper told the Committee that has been programmed by university students to work with pupils as well as those with special needs to develop their numeracy skills.

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