Both Aida and Costa cruise lines have introduced robots to assist guests, these Pepper robots are cruise ship specific and speak three languages. As both Aida and Costa are both Carnival lines, and robots can work 24/7 without getting emotional, we expect to see them across the fleet eventually which means P&O and Cunard too. These robots can show you round the ship, know what’s happening and what is on the menu, infact do many of the simple things you might have had to go to guest relations for. This is not a toy, it is a working part of the ship and the Costa Group were first to sign a robot agreement, worth more than a million euros, with the French company ALDEBARAN, a subsidiary of the SoftBank Group, for a pilot project with “Pepper” robots. Pepper is the world’s first robot that reads main human emotions. He is ideally suited to help and delight guests on board of cruise ships. Pepper will improve guest experience and provide help and entertainment on board ships. Have your say on one of the Doris Visits chat sites. There’s a chat group for your ship – click here to find it

Please subscribe to the Doris Visits YouTube Cruise Destination Guide channel here    Pepper robots are being found in many places now, and are the beginning of technology replacing humans in the workplace, but they are cheaper and more efficient, so for the cheapest and best service of guests on a cruise they serve a function. So here is Pepper on a Costa Cruise ship.

Costa was first to introduce Pepper. “With an emotional robot on board our cruise ships we are once again continuing our tradition of innovation. For us, this is an important step towards a digital future for our brands. I am confident that our guests will love Pepper,” said Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group.This is Pepper on board a Costa ship. Aurora Ship Tour  Azura Ship Tour  Britannia Ship Tour  Arcadia Ship Tour  Oceana Ship Tour

For some time robots have been performing medical surgeries and doing other tasks, but interacting with humans has been a little slower. Alexa is perhaps the first step into having a robot at home, but it is very cheap and limited. The technology may have annoyed you on the phone, as Amelia technology can now replaced hundreds of call centre robots and answer more questions more accurately to hundreds of callers at once. But, to be a dance host, a cruise ship guide, that is a step into the future that for now, might amuse, but within no time, will be an expected addition. These robots are expected to take over care of the elderly by the time we all get older, the big question is what purpose will humans have? PORT GUIDES – CANARY ISLAND MENU OF DESTINATION GUIDES   Marella Cruises to the Canary Islands – click here for Marella Cruise’s own web site page for – Canary Islands Cruise deals page  Pepper is well equipped with features and a high-level interface for communicating with those around him, to move fluidly and analyze expressions and voice tones using the latest advances in voice and emotion recognition. So, apart from being a dance host, running quizzes, might Pepper be taking you on excursions or sailing the ship… well, we already have sat nov and the world is talking of driverless cars.

  • Pepper is 120 cm and weighs 28 kg
  • 17 joints for graceful movements
  • 3 omnidirectional wheels to move with agility
  • 1 3D camera for detecting people and their movements and interact with them
  • A 10-inch touch screen

For now, your mechanical assistance comes in a form that you can punch up on your TV  – it is called Doris Visits and we show you every major port destination in the world. Those who use us get to cruise with confidence because they are already familiar before they cruise. Take a look at the menus.

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