Robots in Worship

Plastics manufacturer Nissei Eco introduced Pepper in 2017 at Tokyo’s annual Life Ending Industry Expo — Japan’s largest trade show for everything funeral-related. Funerals are costly in Japan, where it costs about 550,000 yen (~$5,030) just to hire the services of a Buddhist monk. Pepper was proposed to administer last rites for a much more […]

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