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This robot can supposedly read your emotions

The creators of a robot named Pepper claim it can read your emotions. And at least 1,000 people in Japan were curious enough to find out, because Softbank's four-foot-tall humanoid sold out in one minute flat Saturday, UPI reports.

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Pepper can learn, converse, interpret, and respond to a range of emotions (including joy and anger), and develop its own personality tailored to its owners, Newsweek reports.

One thousand robots will go on sale each month in Japan for the low, low price of about $1,600. It may go on sale overseas next year, but if you're lonely, you're probably better off forking over $5 for that cat from the shelter.