A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP

‘You certainly look younger than your age’: Taiwan’s PR robots come with soft skills to make hard sell

Pint-sized automatons entertain and flatter customers before promoting products

A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A “Pepper” robot performs during a press conference organised by Cathay Financial Holdings in Taipei on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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