Friday, July 11, 2014

Robotic Torah Scribe

Robots have now been put to use to copy out the Torah by hand...ish... The Berlin Jewish Museum now features a robot programmed to copy out an entire Torah scroll. It should be able to complete a scroll in about 3 months, rather than the approximately 1 year of a human scribe. Unfortunately, it doesn't meet the rabbi's requirements for use in synagogues. See here for more details.