This is the Android Kannon, a robotic manifestation of the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with mercy.
She delivered her first teachings on Saturday at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan. From The Telegraph
Developed at a cost of Y100 million (£692,000), the robot is a joint project between the Zen temple and Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor of intelligent robotics at Osaka University.
The temple approached Professor Ishiguro and asked him to design a humanoid robot that can communicate the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is easy to understand and in a manner that “helps give peace of mind to trouble people”, the Asahi newspaper reported.
“Pantomime at church, in school, or on TV is another form of dramatic expression for anyone who wants to give deeper meaning to words and to thoughts.” This is “The Art of Pantomime in Church” (Meriwether Contemporary Drama Service filmstrip FS-33, 1982). (r/ObscureMedia)
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