May 18, 2010

Robot conducts wedding: Until death or malfunction

At a recent wedding in Japan nearly everyone was standing. Almost everyone stood when the bride walked down the aisle in her white gown. Everyone that is except the conductor of the wedding who was bolted to her chair.

The nuptials at this ceremony were led by "I-Fairy," a 4-foot tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails.

It was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to manufacturer Kokoro Co.

"Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests.

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