Posts Tagged ‘Robots’

Robot priests bless, advise and can perform your funeral Comments 0

Thursday, September 26th, 2019
robots priests

A new priest named Mindar is holding forth at Kodaiji, a 400-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Like other clergy members, this priest can deliver sermons and move around to interface with worshippers. But Mindar comes with some … unusual traits. A body made of aluminum and silicone, for starters. Mindar is a robot priest. Read more

A funeral like any other in Japan for 114 robotic dogs Comments 0

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

It must have been a source of comfort for the owners of 114 Sony Aibo robotic dogs when their beloved pets were given a Buddhist send-off at a ceremony at Japan’s 450-year-old Kofukuji Temple.  Read more Related Posts:Japan’s bishops say separate private and state…Funeral for bisexual goose draws a crowdEeek – arachnophobia freaks out parishionersThai official removed Read more