The head looks like Nao. A big Nao.
A youtube clip. I am impressed to say the least. At under $2000, I'll be saving up. Why build if this is available?
Who is the billionaire banker behind Pepper? An interview with Masayoshi Son on the Charlie Rose show. It is about bringing the Apple phone into the Japanese market. 2:30 into the interview tells you all you need to know about the appearance of Pepper.