the robot that can conduct a funeral: japanese firm reveals humanoid bot programmed to perform buddhist rites

by:INDUSTRIAL-MAN     2019-09-04
A Japanese company has introduced a new role for SoftBank\'s humanoid robot \"Pepper --
Buddhist priest hired at the funeral
The robot used a computer sound to read the scriptures while knocking on the drum, which was displayed at the funeral industry Expo on Wednesday --
End of Life industry expo-in Tokyo. Nissei Eco Co.
An unlisted plastic molding manufacturer has written the chanting Sutra software for the \"pepper\" launched by SoftBank Group. in 2014.
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With the aging and shrinking population of Japan, many Buddhist priests have received less and less financial support from their communities, prompting some to find a part --
Ino Inamura, an executive consultant at Nissin, said time worked outside of temple duties.
He says funeral robots can step in when the priest is away.
At 50,000 yen (about $450)
More than 240,000 yen per funeral ($2,200)
A human priest.
Tetsugi Matsuo, a Buddhist priest, said he came to the Expo to see if Pepper could pass on the \"heart\" aspect to the machine because I believe the \"heart\" is
He has not been hired to attend the funeral.
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