Funeral Service Held For Robot Dogs

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This bizarre ritual shows a funeral service being held for more than a hundred decommissioned robot dogs.

Mourners dressed in black turned up at Kofuku-ji temple in Chiba prefecture, Japan, on April 26 to pay respects to their Sony AIBOs.

With incense burning and prayers read the toy dogs were lined up side by side in three long rows on an altar in front of a priest.

The funerals began when Sony stopped offering support for the repairs of AIBOs – produced between 1999 and 2006 – in 2014.

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