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 […]
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, […]
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Welcome to NSFW Sunday! Goddess Ixchel and Ray in Crash Pad Series episode 252 There’s no “right way” to use a vibrator — just pay attention to your body and what feels good — which can make buying one feel complicated. If you’ve never used a vibrator before, […]
We already have sex robots — and you can meet the hyper-realistic cyborg girls Roxxxy, Samantha and Harmony here .
With a rapidly expanding market — it is thought the industry will be worth a whopping £37 billion by 2020 — it was only a matter of time before the male version would make its way to the shelves.
The wait is finally over, and the maker of Harmony , sex robot pioneer Matt McMullen of Realbotix has revealed his plans to introduce a male version of the doll .
Harmony avatars and robotic heads can be downloaded and pre-ordered for around £11,000 ($15,000).The CEO of Realbotix pleased “robosexuals” worldwide by introducing Harmony to a robotic head system and an artificial intelligence […]
While sex dolls have been around for quite some time now, it seems like there is an important market demand for more realistic versions. The demand exists for both male and female sex dolls. In fact, the latest thing is sex robots. Will 2018 be the year of the realistic male sex robots?
The transition from unanimated sex doll to sex robot is only logical. In fact, this is no longer a fantasy. There is already a female sex robot called Harmony.
Harmony was released last year and her male counterpart is due to be launched at an as yet undetermined day this year. The software would be the same that Harmony uses but scientists are still working on the […]
The annual trend-setting tech extravaganza that is CES International in Las Vegas is drawing to a close, having suffered through torrential rain, blackouts and a few uncooperative robots. And it’s clear that your voice is more important than ever.
CES 2018 rammed home that big technology thinks voice is the next major evolution in computing. First we had the computer, then the smartphone and now voice assistants.
Smart speakers such as Amazon’s popular Echo devices and Google’s Home, which both had a killer Christmas , are just one outlet for the artificial intelligence-powered voice assistant.
Google reverse-ferreted from its Google own-brand strategy to follow Amazon’s led in opening up its Assistant voice system to third-parties. Manufacturers from all ends of the scale, […]