Robot conducts wedding ceremony in Japan

Posted on: 05/17/10 by Elijah Mendoza


Here's irrefutable proof that robots are taking over the world we're living in the future: A wedding ceremony in Japan (not in the Philippines, sorry) was officiated by no less than a robot. Yes, a living(?), breathing(?) bucket of bolts(!) ushered a human male and female into a life as a married couple.

Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata became the first couple in history to be pronounced as husband and wife by a robot. Inoue (the bride) works for Kokoro Ltd., the makers of the i-Fairy robot that wed her to Shibata. Shibata is a client of the robotics company.

“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,” Inoue said.

i-Fairy is originally a museum tour guide, but a wardrobe change and a new program turned her (it?) into an artificial priestess.

The country is no stranger to robots. Japan is home to almost half the world's 800,000 industrial robots, so a robot priest like this isn't actually mind-boggling… at least for the Japanese. For us Filipinos, however, it's nothing short of jaw-dropping especially since we're still stuck in the age of yayas and maids.

Via Mashable


What is the likelihood of this happening here in the Philippines?

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