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Japanese Couple First in the World to Be Wed By a Robot


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i-Fairy robot at wedding

The i-Fairy robot at the wedding of Tomohiro Shibata, a professor of robotics at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, and Satoko Inoue, who works at i-Fairy manufacturer Kokoro.

Credit: AkihabaraNews.com

Robots are slowly becoming more and more common in our daily lives, and now a Japanese couple has become the first in the world to be wed by a robot.

The robot, dubbed I-Fairy, was designed by Kokoro to be used in roles such as a presenter, museum guide or even a receptionist, usually repeating pre-programmed movements and sounds. The wedding scenario was a little trickier, so it was operated by a hidden puppeteer who controlled it via computer.

The bride actually works at Kokoro, and her husband is a professor of robotics at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. text here

View a video of the i-Fairy robot officially wedding a couple in Japan.

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