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- Nov 01, 2018-

Travellers heading to Europe from London's St Pancras Station will now have the opportunity to engage with Pepper - the first robot in the UK travel industry.

The interactive humanoid robot offers customers a fun new way to find out about their journey before departure, and entertains younger travellers.

Designed by SoftBank Robotics, it is claimed to be the first robot with the ability to recognise principal human emotions and adapt its own behaviour accordingly.

Eurostar has recruited Pepper to entertain and help customers by responding to questions or posing for a selfie on request.

Pepper will interact with passengers using an in-built tablet, where travellers will find an interactive station map, information about the on board experience, as well as destination tips for Paris, Brussels, Lille and Amsterdam.

Pepper will be located at St Pancras International for the rest of the year, with plans to re-locate to one of Eurostar's other locations in 2019. (Source: Intelligent Transport).

Australia, India and Scotland are home to our three Jobs of the Week.

In Sydney, Australia we have a position for an experienced Senior System Engineer to join the team of a global company that's a market leader providing technology products and associated services to the rail industry.

Our client is seeking a local Quantity Surveyor to join their Contract Administration team for a rail project in India.

And we are currently looking for a Hardware Integration Engineer to be based in Stirling, Scotland, to work with a global leader in the development and delivery of products and services to improve railway timetables, improving operational and driver efficiency.