Pepper, which can detect whether people are wearing face masks and if not, instructs them to wear them, is displayed at French robotics developer SoftBank Robotics in Paris. Photo: REUTERS
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COVID robocop: the droid that reminds you to wear your mask

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The photo is scary! Pepper looks like a crazy robot coming towards you.

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Pepper looks like a crazy robot coming towards you.

No, it looks like a plastic toy with a tablet round its neck.

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Doesn’t look intimidating enough! Now if you used the Boston Dynamics Big Dog robot — then people will comply very quickly!

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Not intimidating enough. Need ED-209.

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Indeed, an ugly outdated toy. If that is Softbanks Hi-TEC’s best effort they better close doen.

a1960 wind up toy with a camera will look better.

ridiculous

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This robocop looks like a Fisher Price toy robot, kind of like the ones I played with as a kid.

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WHY? Why, why, why....

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Cool! Japan should definitely eye exporting a lot of of this tech worldwide, the applications are limitless.

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Fine. Put a mask on that hideous robot, first of all.

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Let's just call it as it is, a tape-recorder in a huge plastic robot-shaped body. Nothing else. GEEZ.

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I give it a month before someone punches it with one of the following excuses:

”I didn’t want to wear a mask “

”I was drunk and I can’t remember”

OR....

DRUMROLL....

”I wanted to know how it feels to kill a robot”

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Have the robo Pepper guy pull out a hypodermic needle and really scare the beejeezus out of the non mask wearing culprit. If not, then don't waste your time.

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I do not understand this robot-mania in Japan.

I do not judge, I just do not understand.

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