Amidst the chaos brought about by the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, a love story unfolded and ended at the altar over the weekend. You can say that the bride and groom will live happily after as soon as they tied the knot. But it’s not like any other wedding you know. The matrimonial rite was between two robots that clearly did not looked compatible, but still looked cute together.
The two robots were wed in Japan over the weekend, and this could be the event that will confirm what anti-gay marriage advocates fear the most – humans could marry robots, animals or even inanimate things.
But putting all the negativity on that issue aside, two non-humans tied the knot and somehow promised to love each other for better or for worse, for richer or for poorer till death do them part.
The robust groom was named Frois, a robot practically made from a trash can, while the bride’s name is Roborin, an android modeled after Yuki Kashiwagi, a Japanese pop star. The officiant of the ceremony was another robot named Pepper. However, on regular days, she’d be helping customers at Softbank mobile phone stores.
Just like any other wedding, the marriage rite was sealed with a kiss, which should signify that Frois and Roborin would have their own version of a happy ever after. After the ceremony, guests who paid around $80 to attend were treated to a cake sliced by a robot and some cool music courtesy of a robot band.
A Japanese company called Maywa Denki, which happens to be the firm responsible for Frois, organized this “robotic” wedding. Japanese artist, Todo Takayuki, on the other hand, created Roborin. This is not the first time robots were part of a wedding ceremony. The New York Times reported last year that techie brides and grooms employed robots as ring bearers and officiants, which means that it was only a matter of time before they started “exchanging I dos.”