The moment all of you tech geeks have been waiting for: the first ever robot wedding took place in Japan on June 27. Crowds paid $81 to witness the historic occasion.
The ‘bride’ and ‘groom’ are Frois, a robotic creation from iconic company Maywa Denki, and humanoid Yukirin, an android made in the likeness of a Japanese pop idol Yuki Kashiwagi, and developed by Takayuki Todo.
The robots officially tied the knot in a full wedding ceremony, complete with a cake, a (robot) wedding band and even a kiss.
Marrying the robotic couple was likewise a robot – Pepper, who was developed by Aldebaran for Softbank. It actually tends to customers’ needs on a daily basis at the company’s mobile phone stores in Tokyo.
I’m not sure how to take this, mocking the institution of marriage or a poke at gay “marriage”. Then I realized, it’s just the Japanese again. The land of young girls who wear their panties on their heads and office workers pay for a nap at midday with their heads on the lap of a pretty girl.
Nuked too much or not enough?