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Robotic reverend blesses worshippers in eight languages

The Protestant Church in Germany has unveiled a robotic priest called BlessU-2 to mark 500 years since the Reformation. The machine delivers various blessings in eight languages. It's being presented to church-goers in the town of Wittenberg, which was the place most closely associated with Martin Luther and the birth of Protestantism.

Rudolf Wenz is a volunteer at the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, which is responsible for the robotic reverend.

(Photo: The robot, BlessU-2. Credit: Protestant Church of Hesse and Nassau)

  • 30 May 2017
  • From the section Europe