Entirely South West

BRISTOL TECHNOLOGY NEWS


Humanoid robot to introduce TV show


Pepper, which has been customised by a Bristol firm GWS Robotics, has made its first national TV appearance on a discussion about the impact of robots and artificial intelligence.



Humanoid robot to introduce TV show

Pepper, which has been trained to ‘understand’ emotions and was taken on by GWS Robotics in Queen Charlotte Street, will feature on the BBC1’s The Big Question on Sunday [May 27].

The four-foot-tall robot, which can talk, laugh, dance and even ‘feel,’ will introduce the moral and ethical debate programme presented by Nicky Campbell.

David Graves, GWS Robotics creative director, said: “It was an exciting day for Pepper and the team at GWS to be involved in an event looking at such a topical discussion.”

GWS Robotics, a subsidiary of design and digital marketing company GWS Media, invested in Pepper in 2016.

The firm believes Pepper, which can be customised to individual businesses, should appeal to shops, offices, banks, transport hubs, museums and hotels.

"I dont think we need to fear robots. I believe developments in social robotics will be beneficial to business because they add customer service value- at the same time as creating a fun experience."
David Graves



David, a Cambridge University graduate who has worked as a computer programmer for nearly two decades, believes advances in robotic technology will benefit businesses.

David, 44, from Upper Knowle, said: “I don’t think we need to fear robots. I believe developments in social robotics will be beneficial to business because they add customer service value- at the same time as creating a fun experience.”

Pepper runs on wheels, and can interact through both words and gestures. It can even use facial recognition to pick up on sadness.

·         The Big Question is aired at 10am on Sunday and can be watched on iPlayer athttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007zpll  And David Graves will speak on BBC Radio Bristol ahead of the show at 7am in a live interview.

 




DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.





Get The Entirely Weekly Brief In Your Inbox



RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY TECH

















































Get The Entirely Weekly Brief In Your Inbox