Pizza Hut Asia, MasterCard to test humanoid robot


(Source: Inside Retail Philippines | 25 May 2016)

Pizza Hut Asia and MasterCard have partnered to bring Pepper, SoftBank Robotic’s humanoid robot, to restaurants by the end of 2016 to enhance in-store customer service.

The restaurant chain will be piloting Pepper for order-taking and personalised engagement. This marks Pepper’s first commercial operation, according to MasterCard.

Pepper, which was unveiled on Tuesday, will be powered by MasterPass, the global digital payment service from MasterCard that connects consumers with merchants, enabling them to make digital payments across channels and devices.


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