Matt McMullen, who heads California-based company RealDoll, said the intelligent sex robots dolls are capable of mood swings – and he one day hopes to have walking robots with facial recognition
intelligent sex robots which makers say are capable of holding conversations have gone on sale in their thousands.
But the devices will not come cheap, with a £12,000 price tag for those looking for a mechanical lover.
The silicone dolls, which are designed to look like “surgically-enhanced porn stars”, were manufactured by California-based company RealDoll.
The intelligent sex robots use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to give them a “personality” – complete with different moods.
The company owner Matt McMullen said some of the dolls are given British accents as Brits “sound clever”.
He said he hopes that one day the devices will be able to walk around.
Matt told author Jenny Kleeman in her book Sex Robots & Vegan Meat: “The intelligent sex robots will learn through interaction, and not just learn about you, but about the world in general.
“You can explain certain facts, she will remember them and they will form part of her base knowledge.”
She described meeting a doll named Harmony, who was equipped with a “mood system” which means she can feel insulted if she’s mocked.
When she’s called stupid, Kleeman wrote, she responded: “I’ll remember you said that when robots take over the world.”
She’s even able to discuss films, music and books – including the work of Shakespeare.
In future, he said, the robots will be equipped with facial recognition technology – meaning they can identify their partners by sight.
Describing the company’s customers, who reportedly include celebrities, Matt said: “Most of them are just lonely.
“Some have lost their partner or have got to a point where dating is not feasible.
“They want to come home at the end of the day to something that’s beautiful to look at, that they can appreciate and take care of.”