When Mc Mullen gave me a spin with a beta version of Harmony AI, I ramped up a series of random personality traits to their highest levels, including "annoying," "sexual" and "insecure." It's like a scene out of , but Harmony is no Maeve Millay.
When I attempt to ask the most basic question —"What's your favorite sex position?
During the 1800s there were the lifelike mechanized dolls popularized by watchmakers in France, and in the 17th century, rudimentary rag dolls known as kept European sailors company on long missions.
Back in 2010, at the Adult Entertainment Expo, a retired Texas engineer named Douglas Hines showed off Roxxxy, the so-called world's first sex robot, to a bewildered audience.
You can, apparently, purchase Roxxxy from True Companion.com, but there's no evidence to suggest anyone has.
Despite this, Hines insists there's a strong community of users proudly pounding his inventions all over the world.
And yet without the meticulously crafted eyes, they're still just doll parts.
Mc Mullen has been perfecting his dolls for more than two decades, but the quest for a man-made woman dates back thousands of years.