Video: Oscar the WeddingBot

Oscar, an Atmel-based, Arduino-powered WeddingBot, is equipped with a text-to-speech module and high-definition video camera.

According to the BBC, the 2ft (61cm) ‘bot is perfectly comfortable attending wedding ceremonies as an officiant, pageboy, usher or speech giver.

“After I completed my first home-made robot in 2012, my friends Mark and Sarah joked about having him at their wedding,” Minneapolis-based inventor Jon Shmig told the BBC.

“I told them I’d make a custom robot and as the list of features expanded I realized that other people may be interested in his services.”

A prototype version of Oscar recently acted as a ring bearer at a ceremony in August, with Shmig saying he hopes a final, dancing-capable version of Oscar the WeddingBot will be available for hire in the US by early 2014.

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