It’s been a big year for the humanoid robot ‘Pepper,’ who recently landed a job in Pizza Hut locations in Asia, and announced a partnership with Honda’s robot Asimo. Now, the ambitious bot can add life insurance sales to its resume as well.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co will be deploying 100 Pepper robots across 80 branches in Japan to help out on the sales floor by 2017. Pepper will accompany employees and explain insurance products and services to customers.

Along with this, the robot will interact with visitors at insurance seminars and accompany salespeople on promotional visits to other companies.The firm hopes Pepper will help to draw in more customers, and the plan is set to move into action by fiscal 2017.

Read more: Softbank robot Pepper to sell life insurance at 80 stores in Japan | Daily Mail Online

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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