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Belgian hospitals turn to robots to receive patients

Peter Sayer | June 20, 2016
Two Belgian hospitals will each employ a robot receptionist to direct patients to their appointments.

There will still be limits on how Pepper can interact with people.

"Having a natural emotional conversation with a robot isn't possible, anywhere in the world, not even with IBM Watson," he said. "Pepper will have capabilities of recognizing emotion and carrying on a natural conversation, but in five or ten years, not today."

That absence of emotion doesn't mean Pepper has to act and sound, well, robotic.

"We can play with the voice, we can pitch it, we can lower it. The movements we can make, we have a whole database of moments like on the Nao," Derrick said.



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