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Cruise Ships To Start Marketing Robot Interactions With Passengers

After playing the role of personal companion, salesbot, as well as a student and English teacher, Pepper, the humanoid robot, can officially add “seafaring concierge” to its resume. Joining two Carnival Corporation-owned ships, Costa Cruises and AIDA, at the end of April, the 4-foot android will engage the ships’ guests using its skill at reading human emotion. Pepper will start its adventure programmed to speak English, German, and Italian, and has the capability of being upgraded with additional languages at any time. Costa’s Chief Digital Officer Rahul Chakkara believes this opportunity has introduced a new level of guest-crew interaction.

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