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When the robots take over, they'll at least be able to give you a proper funeral

August 26, 2017View for printing

So far, Pepper isn't actually performing any real funeral rites, but Japan's Nissei Eco developed the funeral software for Pepper as an alternative when a Buddhist monk isn't available, or when the family can't afford the more expensive human practitioner (the service will cost about $450 versus the thousands of dollars usually spent for a human, according to CNBC).

Does it sound and look spooky as hell? Absolutely. But in Japan, where the elderly are beginning to outnumber children, cheap, automated funeral rites may soon become the norm.

BY ADARIO STRANGE

Full Story: http://mashable.com/2017/08/26/peppe ... Ei7W6VFSaqN
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