Pepper the robot performs traditional Buddhist funeral service

Signal of change / Pepper the robot performs traditional Buddhist funeral service

By Joy Green / 07 Sep 2017

Pepper the robot performs traditional Buddhist funeral service

At an expo in Tokyo this week, a small, friendly looking robot has been demonstrating its competence in performing traditional Buddhist funeral rites. Pepper, an approachable-looking humanoid robot designed by SoftBank, was launched in 2014. It was designed with a range of abilities, including basic emotional intelligence, and its makers have encouraged people to find new uses for the robot.



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