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Kyle Aaron

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« on: January 11, 2010, 12:43:42 am »
They've finally made a sexbot.

   My girlfriend's hot, but she has a built-in cooling system
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January 11, 2010



Personality plus ... Roxxxy with her inventor, Douglas Hines. Photo: AFP

LAS VEGAS: Roxxxy the sex robot had a coming-out party in Sin City at the weekend.

In what is billed as a world first, a life-size robotic girlfriend complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin was introduced to adoring fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas on Saturday.

''She can't vacuum, she can't cook, but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean,'' said her inventor, Douglas Hines, of the company TrueCompanion.

''She's a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person.''

At 170-centimetres tall and 54.43 kilograms, Roxxxy ''has a full C cup and is ready for action'', said Hines, who was an artificial intelligence engineer at Bell Laboratories before he started up TrueCompanion.

The anatomically correct robot has an articulated skeleton, which means it can move like a person even though it cannot walk or move its limbs independently.

Robotic movement is built into ''the three inputs'' and a mechanical heart that powers a liquid cooling system.

Roxxxy comes with five personalities. Wild Wendy is outgoing and adventurous. Frigid Farrah is reserved and shy. There is a young and naive personality and a Mature Martha that Hines describes as having a ''matriarchal kind of caring''. S&M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.

Aspiring partners can customise such features as race, hair colour and breast size. A male sex robot named Rocky is in development.

People ordering the robots online at truecompanion.com detail their tastes and interests to get the mechanical girlfriend in synch with her mate.

''She knows exactly what you like,'' says Hines. ''If you like Porsches, she likes Porsches. If you like soccer, she likes soccer.'' Roxxxy can chat with her flesh-and-blood mate, and touching her elicits a variety of comments.

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11, 2001 attacks. ''I had a friend who passed away in 9/11,'' Hines said. ''I promised myself I would create a program to store his personality, and that became the foundation for Roxxxy True Companion.''

Hines sees the robot as a recreational innovation and an outlet for the shy, people with sexual dysfunction and those who want to experiment without risk.

Roxxxy costs between $US7000 ($7634) and $US9000 depending on features.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010, 11:20:04 am »
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''She knows exactly what you like,'' says Hines. ''If you like Porsches, she likes Porsches. If you like soccer, she likes soccer.''
Plainly, someone has no idea what real girlfriends and wives are like.
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Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11, 2001 attacks. ''I had a friend who passed away in 9/11,'' Hines said. ''I promised myself I would create a program to store his personality, and that became the foundation for Roxxxy True Companion.''
Er...huh? "I wanted to create a program to store my dead friend's personality, so I made a robot to suck my dick"?  And, as a wholly tangential side note, who "passed away" in 9/11?  "Was killed" or "perished needlessly" seem more à propos.  I bring this up only because I think we're looking at a weirdly stunted personality here.

Like you needed to be told that.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 12:30:17 pm »
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Er...huh? "I wanted to create a program to store my dead friend's personality, so I made a robot to suck my dick"?

Honest to god man, I know people say this all the time but I really did choke on my damn Diet Coke when I read that. :hatsoff:
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 12:50:40 pm »
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''She can't vacuum, she can't cook, but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean,'' said her inventor, Douglas Hines, of the company TrueCompanion.


This may be wrong, but I would probably buy this fool robot if they dropped out the personality and made the thing cook and clean instead. I'm wondering if you could use the "realistic sucking action" to vacuum in a pinch.

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''She's a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person.''


Why do you need all that when this thing will probably get 5 minutes of use and then get thrown into a closet for the rest of the day.

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The anatomically correct robot has an articulated skeleton, which means it can move like a person even though it cannot walk or move its limbs independently.


So it is like doing it with a quadrapalegic?  I would have thought they would make the hands move independently at least......;)

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Robotic movement is built into ''the three inputs'' and a mechanical heart that powers a liquid cooling system.


"The three inputs".....so that is what we are calling them now....

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Roxxxy comes with five personalities.


Big deal, so does my wife.

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S&M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.


Why make an S&M version?  If the robot's arms don't work how is she going to use a bullwhip?  Cause I sure as hell ain't gonna be taking a bullwhip to my $8,000 sexbot.

Also, notice that the dude has a wedding ring.  I'm trying to imagine him telling his wife that he will in the basement humping his dummy for "beta testing".
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2010, 01:12:27 pm »
So basically this guy took the whole "women are just mobile penile attachements" theory to its logical conclusion and now expects people to buy it? some people take stuff they read online to literally.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2010, 01:13:14 pm »
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Big deal, so does my wife.


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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2010, 01:21:39 pm »
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So basically this guy took the whole "women are just mobile penile attachements" theory to its logical conclusion and now expects people to buy it? some people take stuff they read online to literally.


I wonder about the male version.  Not to stereotype but I can't see many women lining up to buy a robot dude so I wonder if he is targeting women or men with that one.
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2010, 02:53:52 pm »
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I wonder about the male version.
No kidding.  A robot that just lays there motionlessly with a big ol' hard on, with your choice of "personalities" telling you when and how to mount him, is going to confirm a lot of women's worst complaints.

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(P.S. Why did this guy make his floor model look like Chrissy Hynde of The Pretenders?)

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2010, 03:04:18 pm »
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No kidding.  A robot that just lays there motionlessly with a big ol' hard on, with your choice of "personalities" telling you when and how to mount him, is going to confirm a lot of women's worst complaints.


Yeah, why pay $7k when women could get any number of real guys under age 30 or so to do that for free.  Sounds like a dream job.*

*If I wasn't such an enlightened modern male that is!
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 03:50:31 pm »
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S&M Susan is geared for more adventurous types.
Okay, if we can get this "personality" to speak Klingon and have a custom forehead mold, I think I can line up a buyer.

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 05:40:38 pm »
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Okay, if we can get this "personality" to speak Klingon and have a custom forehead mold, I think I can line up a buyer.

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Dude.....that is twice in one thread.  One more time and I'm billing you for a new Diet Coke!
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2010, 05:47:17 pm »
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Okay, if we can get this "personality" to speak Klingon and have a custom forehead mold, I think I can line up a buyer.

!i!


Well, it isn't like some Star Wars fanboi has not already done something similar.


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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2010, 05:52:42 pm »
This is a barrel of laughs!

How has this guy failed to understand that whoever has between seven and nine thousand dollars to waste on this can easily "get it" (i.e. pay) with live human beings?

Five different personalities in one silicon body? USD$7000 gets you five different live bodies!


Also, how long do you think it will be until someone gets his dick electrocuted by one of these things? :p
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2010, 05:58:24 pm »
Damn you jeff. Damn youuuuuu.....

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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2010, 06:00:12 pm »
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Also, how long do you think it will be until someone gets his dick electrocuted by one of these things? :p


Imagine the episode of CSI or NCIS where one of these is considered a murder weapon.....

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