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Robot Presides Over Japanese Wedding

Every bride wants their ceremony to be the one that guests talk about for years to come. They all hope that their special day will be the best anyone has ever attended. All potential brides turn into crazy women at some point in their attempt to have something truly unique during the festivities. The competition is fierce in this regard. However, one Japanese couple may have taken top honors in the “unique officiant” category.

The I-Fairy is made by a Japanese company Kokoro. The bride, Satoko Inoue, works for Kokoro, and groom Tomoshiro Shibato is a professor of robotics at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. The I-Fairy is remote controlled by one of the attendants at the 50-guest wedding. It does talk, and has 18 joints in its arms. You can grab one of these for your special day for only $68,000 U.S. dollars.

According to BBC News, I-Fairy, with its flashing eyes and plastic pigtails, instructed the groom to lift the bride’s veil for the customary kiss after the two tied the knot. The couple felt that since they met via robotics, it was only right that a robot perform their wedding ceremony.

Now that, my friends, is cool. If I ever get hitched again, I have got to get one of these little robots. How freaking cool would that be?