The next time you visit one of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C., a robot might greet you.
The robot is named Pepper and she’s the Smithsonian’s newest employee. It can answer frequently asked questions, tell stories, and collect limited information. Even better, it can dance, play games, and pose for selfies.
The Smithsonian says it uses voice and gestures to create playful and memorable interactions. There’s a tablet mounted on it’s chest that can display images, text, and video.
It’s displayed throughout museums as part of a pilot program aimed to attract visitors to less popular exhibits.