Robot Monk Xian'er

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Robot Monk Xian'er (Chinese: 贤二机器僧) is a humanoid robot based on the cartoon character Xian'er. It was developed by a team of monks, volunteers and AI experts from Beijing Longquan Monastery in Beijing, China. [1] He can follow human instructions to make body movements, read scriptures and play Buddhist music. He can chat and respond to people's emotional and spiritual questions with Buddhist wisdom. As a chatbot, Robot Monk Xian'er is available on certain public platforms including Wechat[2][3] and Facebook. Over the years, master Xuecheng, the abbot of Beijing Longquan Monastery, replied thousands of questions on Sina Weibo[4]. These questions and their answers become the data source of the chatbot.


  1. ^ ""科研最强寺庙"龙泉寺研发呆萌机器僧". 网易. 7 April 2016. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ "WeChat robotic monk is now chatting in English". The Telegraph. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Robot monk to spread Buddhist wisdom to the digital generation". The Guardians. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  4. ^ "学诚法师 新浪微博". Retrieved 27 January 2018.

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