05-17-2010, 04:45 AM #1
Japanese couple married by a robot
Elvis has so left the building, the trend-conscious couples can now be married in front of robots:
TOKYO ? Almost everyone stood when the bride walked down the aisle in her white gown, but not the wedding conductor, because she was bolted to her chair.
The nuptials at this ceremony were led by "I-Fairy," a 4-foot (1.5-meter) tall seated robot with flashing eyes and plastic pigtails. Sunday's wedding was the first time a marriage had been led by a robot, according to manufacturer Kokoro Co.
"Please lift the bride's veil," the robot said in a tinny voice, waving its arms in the air as the newlyweds kissed in front of about 50 guests.
The wedding took place at a restaurant in Hibiya Park in central Tokyo, where the I-Fairy wore a wreath of flowers and directed a rooftop ceremony. Wires led out from beneath it to a black curtain a few feet (meters) away, where a man crouched and clicked commands into a computer.
05-17-2010, 01:33 PM #2In constant need of a nap
"Iím gonna miss that smile
- Join Date
- Apr 2008
Iím gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
Iíd do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
ĎCause thatís right where you wana be
Iím not crying because I feel so sorry for you
Iím crying for me"
~ Toby Keith, Cryin' for Me/Wayman's Song
05-18-2010, 06:38 AM #3
The man behind the curtain does spoil the cybertech image a bit.
Maybe the next step is more complete automatization of weddings. Both parties just insert credit card in an ATM like machine, verify their pin codes, press "I do", or "I want a divorce", wait for receipt.
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