Tuesday, 13 July 2010

She is world’s first robot celebrant

Her name is “I-Fairy”, a 150cm tall with flashing eyes. She usually working at museum or events for visitors guide but it was the world’s first time a marriage had been led by a robot, designed by Kokoro Co.

                                                                                photo by REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

The company is a subsidiary of Sanrio Co., which owns the rights to Hello Kitty and other Japanese characters.
                                                                                            photo by REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

I just wonder who would spend 6.3 million yen (about NZD100, 000.00!!!!) on a robot celebrant. Well, bride Satoko Inoue, 36, works for Kokoro Co. and groom Tomohiro Shibata, 42, is a professor of robotics so I think they may have been lent her.