Talking with Pepper ¶
|Autonomous Life : ON|
To chat with Pepper :
Get close enough, and make sure Pepper has seen you.
Pepper will detect your presence if you approach within five feet (1.5 meter).
For further details, see: How Pepper detects humans .
Check if Pepper is listening: his eyes should be navy blue.
For further details, see: How I know Pepper is listening .
Say a short sentence, in one go.
Pepper takes a little time to process what you said; at this time, his eyes are green. Then he gives you an answer.
Calling Pepper ¶
|Autonomous Life : ON|
When Pepper has not yet seen you, or is not close enough to be fully listening, he may, however, understand a few words.
Speaking loud enough to be heard, call Pepper with one of the following sentences:
|“Pepper”||「ペッパー」||Pepper has a small reaction.|
|Pepper has a small reaction.|
|“Come Here”, “Come Closer”||「こっち来て」、「こっちおいで 」、「ちょっと来て」||
If Pepper is able to see you, he asks for confirmation.
If you confirm, Pepper comes closer.
|“Pepper Come Here”, “Pepper Come Closer”||「ペッパーこっち来て」、「ペッ パーこっちおいで」、「ペッパー ちょっと来て」||If Pepper is able to see you, he comes closer.|
Understanding interaction ¶
How Pepper detects humans ¶
Pepper tries, as much as possible, to establish and keep eye contact with people around.
To do so, Pepper :
|A||Looks in the direction of any detected stimulus - sound, movement, touch.|
Checks if this stimulus may correspond to a human.
Pepper does not react to new stimulus:
When processing a stimulus (i.e. checking if it corresponds to a human).
Pepper does not react to other stimuli until he has finished to process the first one.
When engaged in an Activity or a Dialog.
When Pepper is chatting with a human, he always keeps tracking the human until the human has left.
When Pepper is in the middle of an Activity, all his actions are exclusively defined by the Activity itself.
How I know Pepper is listening ¶
To make sure Pepper is listening, check his eye LEDs, and pay attention to the slight “blip” sounds.
Eye LEDs feedback
|When the eye LEDs are ...||Pepper ...|
|Navy blue, rotating||is listening.|
has stopped listening.
Pepper is processing what a human just said.
|White or pale blue||
is not listening, because he:
Additionally, slight “bilip” sounds can be heard when Pepper starts and stops listening:
- when starting listening, the sound is ascending,
- when stopping the sound is descending.