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Here comes the Wedding Robot

This bot in white will apparently respond to voices and, according to the site literature, freely share secrets of the groom to liven up the party.

LittleIsland
Wedding Robot
The Wedding Robot can be custom-made to look like a family member. LittleIsland

This has shades of Cabbage Patch and Chucky going for it. LittleIsland's Wedding Robot, mainly supposed to be used in place of a welcome board at weddings, just gives me the spooks since the choice of a bridal costume calls to mind the jilted and tragic Miss Haversham in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations."

Nor do you need a scorned bride to spill secrets. This custom-made bot (198,000 yen, $2,500) will apparently respond to voices and, according to the site literature, freely share secrets of the groom to liven up the party. And don't think you're safe because it's in Japanese. LittleIsland states it's developing an English database for its bot in white. Pray this bride doesn't start doing karaoke in its next iteration.

(Via Crave Asia)