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FRONT PAGE  |  5/20/2019
SATURDAY, MAR 30, 2019  |  5 comments
Religions Use Robots to Connect With the Public
Gabriele Trovato is worried about tomorrow. Or at least that’s what he confesses to SanTO, one of his religion-inspired robots. Just shy of 17 inches tall, SanTO resembles those small figurines of saints often found in Catholic homes—except with a computer, microphone, sensors and a facial recognition-enabled camera. As Mr. Trovato touches and speaks to the machine, its deep, echoing voice responds with a Bible quote: “From the Gospel according to Matthew,” it says, “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Mr. Trovato, a roboticist and assistant professor at Japan’s Waseda University, designed SanTO to provide comfort and assistance to the elderly. Interactive, social robots like ElliQ, a robot companion for seniors, or Sony’s Aibo robot dog are increasingly seen as a means to alleviate loneliness, entertain and provide ...


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The Quiet Christian  Find all comments by The Quiet Christian
Interesting gimmick. While it's not too many steps from the search engines I turn to rather than a concordiance to track down a particular verse, there just seems to be something wrong with this concept. I was particularly struck by the BlessU-2 robot that was made from an old ATM machine. Perhaps that speaks volumes about who and what their god is rather than whatever preprogrammed prayers or content it might suggest/offer. The fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much. But while there is no one righteous, no not one...this robot is not a substitute for authentic Christianity. The kind that visits the eldery to provide comfort.
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News Item3/30/19 12:12 PM
Dr. Tim | Land of Cotton  Find all comments by Dr. Tim
I know some churches that use the gospel of Jesus Christ to connect with the public. Amazing how well it works.
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News Item3/30/19 11:32 AM
Douglas Fir | Zones Four to Six  Find all comments by Douglas Fir
If the story is about robots, then we must be talking about Japan, right?
That is the one developed country in the world that is 'depopulating' more people dying than being born, and immigration is very strictly controlled.
Not that people around that region want to live in Japan because they have a memory of the suffering Japan brought down on them during WW2.
Isn't it ironic how every year there is a Big Protest about the atomic bombs dropped on Japan, when General Curtis LeMaye's air force dropped napalm bombs over Tokyo that nearly burnt it to the ground, killing much more than the atomic bombs did.
And, isn't it ironic--every year PBS rolls out programs to Remember the Holocaust, while no one remembers the atrocities of the Japanese on US and British prisoners?
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News Item3/30/19 9:55 AM
Wayfarer pilgrim | Lubbock, Tx  Find all comments by Wayfarer pilgrim
Or fluffy, Jesus Culture, Hillsong, Non committal , Andy Stanley, Rich Warren, TGC( accept any famous preacher, till he’s arrested or fired by a noble congregation. ).
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News Item3/30/19 3:26 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
They would be better than the typical Catholic priest - if they weren't program to molest women and children.
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