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Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son, right, and Pepper, a newly developed robot, wave together during a press event in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son's mobile phone company said Thursday that the 1.21-meter (3 feet 12 inches) tall robot will go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen ($1,900). Overseas sales plans are under consideration but undecided. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

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In this undated photo released by Softbank Corp., the Japanese mobile carrier's Pepper humanoid-on-wheels is shown. Softbank is entering the robotics business with its Pepper, developed jointly with Aldebaran Robotics, owned by Softbank, that it says is designed for companionship and can decipher human emotions. The 1.21-meter (3 feet 12 inches) tall machine, which has no legs, but has gently gesticulating hands appeared on a stage in a Tokyo suburb, cooing and humming. (AP Photo/Softbank Corp.)

 

 

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