2 robots got married in Japan, and it’s exactly as weird as it sounds

A momentous event or a sign of the apocalypse?

Mar 1, 2020, 12:17 am*

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Mike Wehner

The same-sex marriage ruling in the United States was a historic moment for both the country and the quest for equal rights. In Japan, a much different marriage milestone was recently reached, and this one involved no humans whatsoever. 

It was the world’s first robot wedding. 

Conceived by an art collective named Maywa Denki, the ceremony saw robots Yukirin and Frois tie the digital knot, with robotic officiant Pepper making it all official. 

The event was apparently a pretty big deal, as there were upwards of 100 guests willing to pay the $80 entry fee to see the two humanoids say their vows. The first kiss came courtesy of a mechanized mandible, and the cake was sliced by a massive mechanical blade. In short, it was exactly what you’d expect a robot wedding to be. 

H/T RT | Photo via Maywa Denki

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*First Published: Jul 2, 2015, 11:25 am