We often hear about working for a future: either for change in our society, for evolution
No one, however, would think that the category of priests could also be involved in this change. Yet it is so. In fact, in Japan, a line of Buddhist robots has just been born, which has undergone funeral services at a quarter of the cost requested by human priests.
Pepper is a humanoid robot developed by SoftBank Robotics, since it arrived on the market two years ago, it has taken on many jobs. In Japan you can find it in sushi shops, reception or reception. The robot is able to recognize my problems through its recognition software, with information or chatting with them.
But Pepper has now also found a new job: the Buddhist priest for clients who try to reduce the cost of the funeral. The idea was launched by Nissei Eco, a company that offers funeral services. Buddhist robots wear traditional clothes and clothes to hold and peek at first funerals have been a real success.