This Couple Hired a Robot Photographer for Their Wedding Day

Eva the Robot Photographer

Almost every couple hires a photographer to capture precious moments during their wedding day, but not everyone employs a robot as well. For their April 7, 2019 wedding, English couple Gary and Megan hired Eva the Robot Photographer—a 5-foot-tall android created by England-based Service Robots that's designed to take guests’ portraits. This was Eva’s first wedding job, and it likely won't be her last.

Service Robots, which launched in February 2019, cleverly designed Eva to freely move around in a pre-mapped space using infrared sensors. By using facial recognition to “latch onto” guests, Eva is able to identify a human being from the rest of her surroundings and proceed to ask people to take their photo. Willing guests can pick their photo style of choice on Eva’s 23.8-inch touchscreen and even print out their photo at the nearby printing station, or they can opt to instantly share them on social media.

For anyone wondering about how the guests felt about having the robot photographer at the wedding, the groom assures that Eva was positively received by the entire wedding party. “This was a fantastic addition to our day and our guests are still talking about it,” Gary told Bride Magazine. “It made a nice change from the normal photo booths.”

But don’t worry, Eva isn’t designed to replace real photographers. Gary and Megan hired a professional photographer, too. “The robot is a great alternative to traditional photobooths, which are slowly going out of fashion,” Service Robots says. “Hiring both a traditional photographer and a photobooth robot like Eva means newlyweds can look back on crisp, professional shots as well as more candid, fun and cheeky photographs taken with the robot’s help.”

Introducing Eva the Robot Photographer: a 5-foot-tall android designed to take wedding guests’ portraits.

Eva the Robot Photographer

For her first job she was hired by English couple Gary and Megan.

Eva the Robot Photographer

Eva the Robot Photographer

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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