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)