Chat with a sex ai
Come January, the “Westworld” concept of lifelike sex robots will get one step closer.
That’s when a San Marcos company will unveil Harmony, an anatomically correct sex doll with a patented animatronic talking head with programmable personality and memory.
The user can choose the avatar’s physical features, personality features (shy, sensual, funny, talkative), moods, level of desire, voice style and even regional accent.
It can also be adapted to recognize the voice of its owner.
Abyss has a 12-week order backlog for the dolls, each of which requires about 80 hours of labor that begins with silicone molding and finishes with painting, makeup, clothing, hairstyling, manicure and jewelry, by request.
The Real Dolls range from ,000 to ,000, but can range up to ,000 with custom orders.
Buyers can choose from 16 body styles, 31 faces and five skin tones, with choice of eye color, hair and hand-painted features like freckles, veining, breast size, even a variety of nipple colors and styles (like perky, puffy or supple).
The dolls range in weight from 75 to 115 pounds and can be as tall as 5 feet, 10 inches.
Still to come next year, a virtual reality headset that will transport the Harmony avatar into a virtual world.He sees Harmony more as a comforting conversation companion like Apple’s Siri, albeit one capable of having sensual conversations and telling naughty jokes.“The worst thing she can possibly do to you is insult you,” he said, pointing out that Harmony’s arms and legs are jointed and fully poseable but they don’t operate independently — at least not yet.“The whole idea of a sex-capable robot is very contemporary, now and edgy. But Harmony is a sophisticated piece of machinery and her primary design is to carry on conversations,” he said.And as for the critics who say artificially intelligent sex dolls disturbingly cross the line into a form of female sex slavery, Mc Mullen calls the argument “absurd.”“This is not designed to replace anyone or promote the objectification of women. “Should my toaster be able to refuse to toast my bread?During a demonstration on Tuesday, a software update caused some technical difficulties with Harmony’s speech center, which Mc Mullen operated from a hand-held tablet.Speaking with a Scottish lilt, Harmony whirred to life, opened her eyes and greeted Mc Mullen, saying how much she’d missed him since their last conversation and asked if he wanted to hear a joke or a poem. There’s still a bit of shake around the mouth when Harmony speaks and a slight metallic, echoing tone to her voice, but Harmony — priced around ,000 — is widely considered the most scientifically advanced human-style robot in the world.