Legendary Japanese comedian remembered by a robotic tribute

by Gareth Mankoo

I like the idea of giving those you really admire, a tribute that not only sits like a mundane memorial, but brings the person to life with every passing moment. The robot dedicated to Beicho Katsura III, a rakugo comic story teller, will make its appearance next month. It took $1 million to make the robot a truly fitting tribute to the artist. This does remind me of the controversial German joke-telling robot from South Park. Only this one’s funnier.

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