Robots aren't yet coming to take over, but they will be taking orders — and MasterCard payments — at a handful of Pizza Hut locations in Asia.

In an upcoming pilot, MasterCard and Pizza Hut will deploy Pepper, a humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Robotics Holdings Corp. Though it is clearly a robot, Pepper is designed to be 'perceptive' of the humans around it, using cameras, microphones, vocal recognition and analytics to create an experience that's organic and responds to emotion.

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