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Pepper to sell coffee machines in Japan

‘Pepper’, the world’s first personal robot that can read emotions, is about to join Nestle’s front line, retailing coffee machines. Nestlé Japan will begin using the ‘humanoid robot’ in Japan, its biggest market, and the country where the remarkably personable robot was invented. It is Pepper’s second commercial deal – and by far the largest. The machines have also been hired by a Japanese bank to help staff customer service points in branches. Nestle is banking on the no…