pepper

SoftBank's human-like robot named 'pepper' performs during a news conference in Chiba...SoftBank's human-like robot named 'pepper' performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan, June 18, 2015. Japan's SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Yuya Shino/Reuters

SoftBank‘s human-like robot named ‘pepper’ performs during a news conference in Chiba, Japan. Japan’s SoftBank Corp said on Thursday it is setting up a joint venture with Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba and electronics supplier Foxconn Technology to sell its human-like robot Pepper around the world

Softbank Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son News Conference...Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Corp., right, offers his hand to a human-like robot called Pepper, developed by the company's Aldebaran Robotics unit, during a news conference in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, June 5, 2014. SoftBank plans to sell interactive robots for households from February next year. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Masayoshi Son

Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Billionaire Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank offers his hand to a robot called Pepper, developed by the company’s Aldebaran Robotics unit, during a news conference in Urayasu, Japan 

Taksim Square Protest

AP

Riot police use pepper gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the cutting down of trees in the centre of Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey.