In Japan,, and even have . Now they can add Buddhist teacher to the list.
A new humanoid robot is offering lessons in Buddhist teachings, and delivering sermons in Buddhist philosophy, at the Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto, Japan, through May 6.
The robot was built by a team from Osaka University led by famed roboticist Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. Ishiguro is best known for and androids that . His robots can interact with people and even be hired as .
This isn't the first robot recruited to teach Buddhism. In 2016, the small, cartoonish-looking Xian'er robot was in Beijing, China.
Xian'er the robot could answer 20 simple questions about Buddhism and daily life at the 500-year-old temple.