A robot has been invented to conduct future funeral services in the place of priests.

Robots the future for funerals?

Robots the future for funerals?

The bot called Pepper was on display at the Life Ending Industry Exposition in Tokyo, Japan - the home of technology - on Wednesday (29.08.17) and is made by the brand Nissei Eco.

It's he company's aim to reduce the costs of funerals, with the average send off costing anything beyond £20,000.

The robot would be on offer for just £350 opposed to hiring a vicar at around £1,700, the Guardian reports.

Funerals with Pepper are yet to be booked, but with robots taking over from sex workers, serving as friends and even working at checkouts, the possibilities are endless.