In a classic case of first world trend-setting, Japan has started a truly unusual first-of-its-kind robot service.
At its continuous Life Ending Industry EXPO 2017 – no doubt, let that sink it in for a minute, the way that Japan has an expo for everything identified with death – a ‘robot cleric’ wearing a Buddhist robe was disclosed, one that is modified to direct the finish of life customs at burial service administrations.
Nissei Eco, a plastic forming organization in Japan which likewise offers burial service administrations, is putting the Buddhist robot cleric available to be purchased. The robot is only SoftBank’s Pepper image of humanoid robots which was first propelled in 2014 – this is only another symbol in which the robot is customized to do a particular capacity.
The robot priest will be able to chant Buddhist sutras, bang drums and livestream the funeral ceremony.
The robot priest will also cost less at 50,000 yen (about $450) per funeral compared to 240,000 yen ($2,200) or more charged by a human priest to perform the same traditional Buddhist funeral service in Japan, according to Reuters.
This robot minister likewise takes care of a significant statistic issue which is holding Japan, whose populace is maturing quick as well as contracting. Because of this marvel, numerous Buddhist clerics are finding that their administrations are less sought after, making the calling monetarily unsustainable over the long haul. Buddhist ministers are compelled to discover low maintenance work to survive fiscally, expecting them to take up employments outside of their center sanctuary obligations.
The robot is yet to be employed to direct a burial service in Japan. At whatever point that happens, it will be a watershed minute for humankind. All things considered, we brought forth robots in any case, and to figure robots will manage demise services of people soon, isn’t without a feeling of incongruity.