Robotic Bride Combines My Fears of Robots and Commitment

Here's something I hoped I'd never see: a freakish, slack-jawed humanoid robot marching down the aisle in a wedding dress. But that's just what happened in Japan today.

The HRP-4C humanoid robot showed up at a fashion show in Osaka, walking down the runway in a wedding dress, "casting casual sidelong glances at the delighted audience."

Apparently the hope is that the robot will have some entertainment value. And hey, if a creepy robot staggering around in various outfits is entertaining, I guess this fits the bill. But this is just one step away from some lonely otaku donning a tux and actually marrying one of these things, which I can't get behind. Not until they're sexier, at least. [Chunichi via Pink Tentacle]