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Phil Spencer and Pepper

TV’s property expert Phil Spencer was joined by robot Pepper on official opening day at The Ideal Home Show 2018 sponsored by Zoopla*: the longest running exhibition in history. Phil may have cut the ribbon to the 110th year of Britain’s famous lifestyle show, but it was Pepper who fascinated visitors as she demonstrated her interactive abilities to ‘make people happy’. Currently working as a receptionist at several offices in the UK, she can identify visitors through facial recognition, chat to guests, and arrange meetings and refreshments.

The show first opened its doors in 1908, the Ideal Home Show continues the tradition of creating inspirational show homes and features, with innovation at the core of the exhibition.

This year’s show homes include The Innovation Home: a Victorian city home with a twist on contemporary living, its interior designed by TV interior stylist Sophie Robinson featuring numerous devices and technologies to efficiently...

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