Pizza Hut installs new robots to serve customers and chat about their food

Pepper the robot chatting with customer 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) Pizza Hut announced that customers will be able to order food and interacts with its new robots called Pepper.

Pepper, which is being produced by Softbank, will get its first human experience working at Pizza Hut in select locations in Asia.

MasterCard teamed up with Pizza Hut, to deploy Pepper in numerous locations to develop a closer relationship with customers.

Pepper makes recommendations, takes orders and accepts payments via the digital payment service from MasterCard.

A key feature of Pepper is that it can recognize the basic emotions of people, including smiles, frowns, looks of surprise, anger and sadness.

It could also detect context behind the words and nonverbal cues such as head tilts.