A first in the British Parliament.
Today, Pepper the robot will be questioned by a Select Committee examining the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Representatives from Middlesex University will take a robot to appear as a witness before the UK parliament for the first time next week. The Commons Education Select Committee is due to hold an evidence session regarding robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and the fourth industrial revolution on 16th October. Pepper the robot, a semi-humanoid robot manufactured by SoftBank Robotics, will be one of many witnesses set to be questioned by MPs.