Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Who Doesn't Want A Robotic Version Of Themselves?

It is an android!Got $225k going spare? Why not get yourself a robotic doppelganger? Kokoro, a Japanese robotics firm,

will create the sitting robot out of silicone with the same face, body shape, hair and eyes of the recipient. Their speech will be based on recordings of the owner's voice.

The android's facial expressions and upper body will be modeled on the movements of the buyer.

Unfortunately it won't be able to walk so you couldn't take your double with you to the shops, nor will it be sophisticated enough to sit in for you at the office.

But you can probably still have sex with it. And, really, isn't that the point?

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KarenUhOh (#19)

As I recall, from perusing my collection of American Way, these go for around $99.95:


dado (#102)

If you clone yourself or create a robot of yourself and proceed to get down, does that ruin any hetero cred?

iplaudius (#1,066)

That depends on whether it is considered an extension of masturbation or the equivalent of having sex with your identical twin brother. Either way, HOT!

SemperBufo (#1,849)

No. Doing a machine is much, much weirder.

I would definitely go gay for me.

And also for robot me.

MatthewGallaway (#1,239)

I was JUST thinking about how to get/make a robot version of myself for jury duty this week.

kneetoe (#1,881)

No, it sounds plenty sophisticated enough to do my job. But why does it need to be so ugly?

Screen Name (#2,416)

Having visited the full article and seen the example robots, what is clear to me is that while I have no interest in having sex with my own robot doppelganger, I do have some interest in having sex with professor Hiroshi Ishiguro's robot doppelganger, especially if it is unable to walk and somewhat unsophisticated, as those were the very traits that ultimately drove a wedge between me and Professor Ishiguro in our recently ended relationship. Seeing the professor with his doppelganger the stale memories came flooding back: "Be still, professor! Be still! Will you not be still?! Stop being sophisticated! Be still!"

HiredGoons (#603)

See also: ways to make Wolf Blitzer even more stiff.

myfanwy (#1,124)

In unrelated news: Actor Matthew MacFadyen has been kidnapped.

rj77 (#210)

…will his robot be released in P&P *and* MI5 versions?!

myfanwy (#1,124)

You'll have to ask Choire.

KimochiWaruii (#2,601)

I met her in a Tokyo Science Museum. When asked if she liked sex, she responded politely but negatively. Then some kids pushed ahead of me and told her, Kso! Kso! Kso! (Shit! Shit! Shit!)… She said she didn't get it.

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