Robots take to tracks in London

UK-Japan News November 2018

Pepper, the sleek white robot produced by SoftBank Robotics, has become a common sight in Japan, working in restaurants, shops, airports and stations. Now, the last of those roles will be going to St Pancras International station in London, as high-speed rail operator Eurostar International Ltd. is set to deploy the droids on platforms to help travellers learn about departures and destinations, according to a 24 October press release. The announcement comes three years after Pepper joined the staff of Haneda International Airport, where the artificial concierge began introducing travellers to the Keikyu Line on 28 November, 2015.