Pranksters have already attempted to reprogram the robot to give it ‘virtual breasts’ which make the device shake and moan. This robot is designed to be your friend and companion – but be warned – it comes with a strict sex ban. The impressive robot has been created by Japanese company Aldebaran, in partnership with Soft Bank Mobile, one of the largest mobile phone operators in Japan. And one thousand people have already forked out £1,300 to buy the robot – plus an extra £250 per month in rent. One the company’s website, a description of the device reads: “Pepper is the first humanoid robot designed to live with humans. “At the risk of disappointing you, he doesn’t clean, doesn’t cook and doesn’t have super powers… Pepper is a social robot able to converse with you, recognize and react to your emotions, move and live autonomously.” But the company have slapped a sex ban on the robot, and require any buyers to sign a contract to confirm that they will not have sex with Pepper, create “sexy apps” for him or reprogram him to stalk people. According to reports, computer pranksters have already reprogrammed the iPad hanging around Pepper’s neck to give it ‘virtual breasts’ that make it moan when touched. But the female developer who created the breasts for the robot has claimed it was “for the purposes of testing sexual harassment”. Pepper can reportedly guess a person’s mood from their facial expressions, their voice and body language. He is already being used in several shops in Japan, greeting customers and providing general assistance.