Posted By Simon Montford on Feb 10, 2016
Have you ever been dissed by a robot? Until today, I hadn't either. It's a weird feeling, being rejected by an inanimate object that doesn't even know you exist, but yet you can't help feeling dejected. I almost wanted to tap it on the shoulder and give it a piece of my mind and say "didn't your parents teach you any manners?", but what would that have achieved? It isn't human, so has no parents. Instead, I just had to take it on the chin, leave my dignity where I stood, and walk away. Pepper is cute, but boy can it act like a little brat!
I met Pepper the robot at the IoTTechExpo that's taking place at Olympia in London today and tomorrow. WEB3//IOT is a media partner, so I took the opportunity to cover the expo area where I came across this rumbustious little droid. I have to dash off to the post-conference networking event, but I'll be back soon with more from the show...
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