Robot matrimony is every bit as creepy as it sounds

By Maria Yagoda
Updated July 01, 2015 11:20 AM

What an exciting week for marriage.

While people around America were celebrating the landmark Supreme Court decision to grant same-sex couples the right to marry, 100 Japanese attended the world’s first robot wedding in Tokyo, reported.

Obviously, the bizarre nuptials of Japanese robots Frois and Yukirin is no match for the significance of SCOTUS’s historic ruling – which will impact the lives of millions of humans, who are now free to love whom they love – but we’re fascinated nonetheless.

At the wedding – which guests paid $81 to attend, according to – the lady robot resembled a human, while the man robot was a quintessential robot’s robot, rocking metallic tube arms and antennas and an unmistakably machine-y vibe.

The groom was made by Maywa Denki, and the blushing bride was developed by Takayuki Todo to resemble Japanese pop star Yuki Kashiwagi. The wedding was officiated by a robot named Pepper, developed by robotics company Aldebaran.

To round out the festivities, there was a rousing performance by a robot wedding band, as well as a table of fancy snacks for human consumption.