When it comes to finding intimacy in the digital age, the same tools that seem to make it easier than ever to connect with other humans are wont to leave users isolated and alone, remotely tethered to an app or website that provides the thrilling immediacy of intimacy or companionship, but is not ultimately sustainable.
The sexbot industry is another story altogether. Realbotix , a company that launched the world’s first interactive female sex bot last year, now plans to introduce a male counterpart—with a bionic penis to boot. It goes without saying that this brings new meaning to the term “hardware.”
Last year’s release of the female sex bot, Harmony , was an industry disruptor for its ability to imitate […]
Drones are coming to the wind industry in a big way. An $8 million cash injection for a little-known startup this month highlighted the growing importance of robotics in wind turbine operations and maintenance.
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based SkySpecs, which makes drone systems for wind farm inspections, gained the funding through a Series B financing round led by Statkraft Ventures with UL Ventures, Capital Midwest and previous backers Venture Investors, Huron River Ventures and others.
SkySpecs will use the cash to add greater intelligence to an autonomous system that the company says can carry out a full turbine rotor-blade inspection within 15 minutes, at the push of a button and with no additional human insight.
“This year we will enable owners to harness […]
A Californian sex robot company is considering the production and sale of transgender sex robots.
“We do believe there is a market not only for transgender, but for any other sexual preferences of gender,” said Realbotix AI head Guile Lindroth, who added that a transgender sex robot is “not out of our plans,” and would not be “difficult.”
Despite this, Lindroth declared they “are starting with female and male before going further,” with their male sex robot set to launch this year.
Though there are no transgender sex robots yet, Realdoll, the company which owns Realbotix, “currently offers penis attachments for female sex dolls,” according to the Sun , who also claimed that “the company offers to create custom-built ‘trans’ dolls […]
FILE – Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot, Sophia, is pictured in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2017. Founder David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines.” HONG KONG —
David Hanson envisions a future in which robots powered by artificial intelligence evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.
If only it were as simple as that.
The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining AI with southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid "social robots" with faces designed to be lifelike and appealing enough to win trust from humans who interact with them.Hanson, 49, […]
The sex robot craze is sweeping the globe, with ultra realistic robots taking the place of working girls.
It has ben claimed that the AI will become so realistic, that the robots will be able to interact with punters in ways never thought possible.
Creator Sergi Santos previously claimed that Samantha will have a moral code, and wil be able to judge if the men visiting her are nice people. ‘NONSENSE’: Sergi Santos’ claims about Samantha have been questioned But a team of robotics experts have questioned Mr Santos bold predictions.
Robotics professor Noel Sharkey, who also appears as a jude in Robot Wars, questioned whether Mr Santos can pull of the technical side of the mode.He told Inverse: "There is nothing […]
Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go.
Oh, hang on. Isn’t that . . . ? the future is here Yeah, it is. We would say welcome to the future, but that scares an awful lot of people. Case in point: all these stories about the robots coming to take our marketing jobs. There is legitimate worry in our industry today, and with good reason. AI and marketing are a perfect mix; so much of what we do involves crunching data and analytics. Surely […]