MasterCard has announced that they have teamed up with SoftBank and their Pepper Robot to launch a new app for the robot for restaurants.
Pepper Robot will act like a digital waiter in Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia, he will take your order and also let you pay for your food with your smartphone, have a look at the video below.
When greeted by Pepper, diners simply pair their MasterPass account by either tapping the Pepper icon within the wallet on their phone, or by scanning a QR code on the tablet that the robot holds. Pepper can then provide personalised recommendations and offers; additional information on products; and assistance in checking out and paying for items. Pepper can start, approve and complete a payment by connecting to MasterPass via a Wi-Fi connection, and the entire transaction happens within the customer’s digital wallet.
Pepper will be serving customers in Pizza Hut restaurants in Asia by the end of the year, there are no details on when he will be doing the same in other countries.