No profession is protected from automation.These robot priests are
programmed for a high-tech funeral
Instead of employing a live monk, a robot could be a major cost-saver - the
average cost of a funeral in Japan can top $25,000, with human priests
costing $2,175, The Guardian reports, citing 2008 data from Japan's
Consumer Association. Nissei Eco, the company showing off the funeral-bot
hopes to rent Pepper out for just $450 per funeral.
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