Japanese couple married by a robot

A couple in Japan threw out the priest and decided to get married by a four-foot tall robot.

Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata who both work in the robot industry – Inoue works for Kokoro Ltd, makers of the robot and her husband is one of the company’s clients – were pronounced man and wife by a colourful robot with flashing eyes and pigtails called i-Fairy.

Jazzed up with a flower headpiece and a new ordained programme, i-Fairy, which is usually used in museums and exhibitions is said to be the first robot to conduct a legal wedding. The robot even went as far as instructing the groom to lift the bride’s veil for the kiss.

“It’s true that robots are what caused us to first begin going out, and as suggested by my wife, we decided that we wanted to try this sort of wedding,” Shibata told Reuters.

“I always felt that robots would become more integrated into people’s everyday lives. This cute robot is part of my company, I decided that I would love to have it at my ceremony,” added the blushing bride.

TechEye thinks it is only a matter of time before Prenuptialbots and Divorcebots are introduced.