The union of two entities in marriage is always a heartfelt and joyous celebration, and while many in the U.S. are celebrating (or protesting) the Supreme Court's decision to allow gay marriage in every state, one country on the other side of the globe hosted an entirely unique wedding.
Japan has once again set the bar in weird trends with its first robot wedding. Robots Frois (the groom) and Roborin (the bride) were officially hitched in a ceremony officiated by a humanoid robot named Pepper, developed by Aldebaran for Softbank. The ceremony was held on June 27 at central Tokyo's Aoyama Cay. Talk about going through the mechanics of things!
Roborin is the brilliant creation of inventor Todo Takayuki and was modeled after Yuki Kashiwaga of the Japanese girl group AKB48. Frois, on the other hand, was cleverly fashioned by Maywa Denki.
Brothers Masamichi and Novmichim, the brains behind the electronics accessories company, organized the wedding of the lucky pair, and the festivities were witnessed and attended by a hundred lucky guests who paid 10,000 yen or about $81.31 for the ceremony and buffet.
Like many other couples on their wedding day, Frois and Roborin celebrated with their guests by cutting their three-tiered wedding cake and sharing their first bride and groom dance.
The bride looked stunning in her traditional white wedding gown while the groom wore a bow tie to accentuate his geeky yet charming bath stool-inspired head. Human guests and robots alike enjoyed socializing and interacting with each other at this one-of-a-kind event that celebrated the creative and technological advancement humans have made through the years.
Though robots attending human weddings are nothing new, Frois and Roborin's wedding is the first robot-to-robot wedding, and the sparks were in the air as the couple shared their first hydraulic-flooded kiss after being pronounced husband and wife.
The guests who were present will never forget this momentous event especially since they received a special wedding invitation featuring the lovely couple in a heart.
The robotic couple, as well as their creators, have not disclosed any of the honeymoon plans.