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A Humanoid Robot is doing the job of a Guide in the Smithsonian museum of U.S.

A Humanoid Robot is doing the job of a Guide in the Smithsonian museum of U.S.

In the past it was a saying that in few upcoming years Humanoid Robots will be all around us and I think this is the start so guys we are going to tell you a very interesting fact that Smithsonian Institute situated at Washington D.C., which is known to be world’s largest museum, educational and research complex has employed SoftBank Robotics’ Humanoid robot named ‘Pepper’. And according to Smithsonian, it’s a part of an effort to make your visit more enchanting and comfortable.

‘Pepper’ the Humanoid can answer the questions, tell the stories, and she can elucidate about any object in the much deeper way to the visitors. She can even dance, laugh and take Selfies with visitors seriously imagine how interesting is this and that to it is real.

Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian's Arts and Industries Building, gave us the glimpse of these newest federal government workers. And she said it’s a gift to the government of course.

“Pepper Project is a new initiative at the Smithsonian to test out using robots on the floors of our museums and research centers and educational places to engage and delight visitors in new ways,” she said.

“On Twitter, it’s just blown up,” Goslins said. “The majority of the people are so excited about it and want to know where it is and make plans. About 25 percent tweet out gifs of the robot apocalypse.”

According to the Smithsonian, here is where and when you can expect to find Pepper:

Smithsonian Castle
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Thursdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-3 p.m.

National Museum of African Art
Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m., Thursdays, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturdays, 10-11 a.m.

Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre
Tuesdays and Fridays, 3-4 p.m.


Written by Aleesha Ali, on April 26, 2018

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