Here Comes the Robot Bride

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2009 1:38 PM CDT
A HRP-4C robot introduced as 'Miimu' models a wedding dress by Japanese designer Yumi Katsura.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – A Japanese fashion designer has enlisted a humanoid robot to model wedding dresses on the runway, the Sun reports. The robot, “Miim,” took to the catwalk like a pro, strutting and casting glances at the audience like her human counterparts. “We hope she can work in fashion and entertainment,” Miim’s creator says. But he acknowledges the moment was bittersweet: “Like the father of the bride, I feel both happy and sad.”