Japanese developers of Pepper the robot are asking the public to come up with ideas for what their waist-high humanoid can do, and are offering a software development kit for programmers to get creative.

The fast-selling robot can already laugh and serve coffee and is being used as a waiter, salesman and customer service representative in about 500 companies in Japan, including Nestle, Mizuho Bank and Nissan.

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