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A robot named Pepper, developed to read human
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A robot named Pepper, developed to read human emotions, is introduced during a news conference on June 5, 2014, in Japan.(Credit: Bloomberg News / Tomohiro Ohsumi)

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Photos: Meet Pepper, the emotional robot

Japanese mobile phone company Softbank introduces a robot that it says can sense human emotions. The robot named Pepper is to go on the market next year. Pepper, is designed to make people smile, the company said. Here are photos of the touchy-feely bot.