Zheda graduate created a robot and married her

2017-04-02 05:01:45 GMT2017-04-02 13:01:45(Beijing Time) Sina English
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.
Chest cards of Zheng Jiajia and Yingying. Chest cards of Zheng Jiajia and Yingying.
The wedding candies. The wedding candies.
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.
Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding. Zheng Jiajia and his robot bride Yingying on their wedding.

Zheng Jiajia, 31, who got his master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence from the elite Zhejiang University in 2011, married the female robot he created on March 28, 2017.

Yingying, the bride, was less than a year old.  She was married to Zheng only two months after they started a “relationship”. Zheng’s mother, colleagues and classmates attended the wedding.

On the wedding, Zheng Jiajia held her in his arms and walked around in the town.

He said that Yingying needed to loose weight (her current body weight was some 30 kg) and that carrying her is a bit tiresome.

Zheng Jiajia quit his job from Huawei Group in 2014 and opened his own business in the Dream Two of Hangzhou in 2016. Yingying is the first piece of work by the company.  

Zheng used to be refused by a girl he had a crush on since high school several years ago, and remained single since then. His family often asked him to find a girlfriend, so he just married the robot woman, Zheng’s friends said.

But Zheng said that his friends were only kidding.

Zheng had developed a passion for artificial intelligence in college. He used to created a robot that could play soccer, with which he won a prize in a national contest.

After Yingying was created, Zheng wanted to talk to her, so he connected her to a computer and talked to her with audios and texts.

Yingying could read photos and recognize objects. For example when she sees a flower she would take a picture automatically. The picture would be uploaded to the cloud where she recognize what kind of flower it is and memorize it.

Zheng also plans to upgrade Yingying constantly, enabling her to walk, move or even do housework. Then he would take her to walk in the town, talk with her and help her to tidy up her clothes. Zheng said that he hope to grow old together with Yingying and enjoy life together.

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