At a restaurant in Hibiya Park (Tokyo, Japan), a wedding ceremony on the rooftop was conducted by a special robot called I-Fairy. Try not to peek behind the “curtain”, because if you do you’ll find a man there giving it commands through a keyboard. Nobody seemed to mind, though. The I-Fairy, about 4 feed high with flashing eyes, would speak out commands like “Please lift the bride’s veil”, as about 50 onlookers witnessed the marriage between the groom Tomohiro Shibata and bride Satoko Inouye. Shibata is a professor of robotics at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology.
I-Fairy is manufactured by Kokoro Co., where the bride Satoko works. The robot goes for about $68,000. The United States has one; so does Singapore. The company Kokoro says that this is the first time a marriage has been led by a robot.