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Robot Marriages On The Rise

Robot-themed weddings are becoming more and more popular (at least in Asia), from robots modeling wedding gowns to serving as ushers, now comes the world’s first robot marriage witness.  It was a natural fit for the bride, who met the groom while he was working on robots at the Nara Institute of Science & Technology.  Kokoro’s I-FAIRY communication robot played a prominent role in declaring the wedding a success and wishing the couple a happy future together.  Kokoro does not rent the I-FAIRY, which appeared by special appointment; no doubt the free advertising will help widely promote the company, which is already famous for its Actroid humanoid robots.

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An I-FAIRY costs $70,000 USD, and 2 of 5 units produced have already sold since its unveiling at CES 2010 in January – perhaps one of Japan’s “wedding centers” will buy one and make robot-themed weddings available to the masses.  A few more videos follow after the break.

[source: Robonable (JP)]

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Video credits:

Robonable | K. Moriyama