A human-like robot called Pepper has now been unveiled by Japanese telecommunications and Internet Corporation which can analyze gestures, voice tones and expressions. The robot uses an 'emotional engine' and a cloud-based artificial intelligence system and people can communicate with it just like they would with friends and family. Softbank says it plans to launch the robot commercially in Japan next year, The BBC reported. The futuristic robot will be available for 1930 dollars. Chief executive of Softbank, Masayoshi Son said that they are giving a robot a heart and emotions for the first time in human history. The firm will showcase prototypes of the robot at two of its stores from Friday, and will allow customers to interact with them, the report added.Source: ANI << Liver Regeneration Gets a New Model Immune System Molecules Promote Weight Loss, Study Finds >> Recommended Reading Researchers Have Developed A Robot That Knows When You Need a Refill Two Indian researchers have helped develop a robot, which offers a helping hand to humans by anticipating their action. The researchers are from Cornell's Personal Robotics Lab. READ MORE Laryngeal Cancer Laryngeal cancer is also called cancer of the larynx or throat cancer or laryngeal carcinoma. It usually affects men over the age of 55 years. READ MORE Why Do We Wink? Winking is a non-verbal form of communication that involves the rapid closing and opening of one eye due to the sequential contraction/relaxation of the muscles in that eye. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Blood Pressure Calculator Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Find a Doctor More News on: Laryngeal CancerWhy Do We Wink?