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Masayoshi Son, Pepper

Masayoshi Son, Pepper

Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son, right, and Pepper, a newly developed robot, wave together during a press event in Urayasu, near Tokyo, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile. Son's mobile phone company said Thursday that the 1.21-meter (3 feet 12 inches) tall robot will go on sale in Japan in February for 198,000 yen ($1,900). Overseas sales plans are under consideration but undecided. AP

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