Pepper is a Humanoid robot travelling around South Africa, ticking off bucket-list travel goals and making history as the first robot in some places.


Pepper is the first South African based Humanoid robot. A humanoid robot is classified as such because its body shape is built to resemble the human body. Pepper has been travelling around South Africa and has become the first humanoid to be on Table Mountain.

Pepper was brought to South Africa by DeftTech as a way to help educate the youth about the importance of skills such as coding and programming.

Pepper has been travelling to schools to discuss the 4th industrial revolution and delving into what kinds of skills children will need as they grow up in a technologically changing world.

According to DeftTech, Pepper is able to see and detect people in his environment.

“When Pepper sees that someone is looking at it, it will engage in dialogue with the person”

“Created to communicate as naturally and intuitively as possible, Pepper uses both its voice and its body language in order to interact with people. Peppers touch screen increases its capacity to interact and enables it to provide more information, particularly in a graphic form.”

You can follow all of Pepper’s adventures on Twitter here.

Sources: Twitter
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