Softbank updates Pepper with mask detection feature

Softbank Robotics announced that it has released a mask detection feature for its robot Pepper. Pepper can scan the faces of up to five people in a group and simultaneously check if they are wearing a mask. Then, Pepper displays a green or red circle on its tablet depending on whether the person is wearing a face covering or not. The technology is based on AIZoo’s FaceMask Detection. Businesses can deploy Pepper to remind its customers to wear a mask before entering the shop.