Just last week, a feminist welcomed the age when male sexbots replace the real thing. Her wish might be coming true.
According to Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, 2018 will be the year he unveils his male sexbot model, which will be a variation of the same artificial intelligence app and robotic head system developed for his famed robot, "Harmony."
Speaking with DailyStar, McMullen said that the male version of his creation, "Harmony — which costs in the neighborhood of $15,000 — will be coming this year.
"We’re working on a male version of the robot AI," he said. “We’ll eventually have a male and a female platform available.”
McMullen's male sex robot promises to come with a bionic penis “better than a vibrator." Once plugged in, McMullen said it will go “as long as you want."
Besides gender, the robot will differ from "Harmony" in a few ways, specifically, in how it manifests masculinity.
“It’s the obvious, the gender; both in the personality and the voice then obviously the male physicality of the robot," said McMullen. “There’s rebuilding that needs to happen on both fronts to create a male platform. We’re working hard on that and that’s one of the next big things we’re looking to get up and running.”
AI researcher Dr. David Levy predicts that male sexbots will become just as popular as women, if not, more so. “I’m sure women will find robots equally appealing as men," he said. "If women are that interested in getting satisfaction from a vibrator, imagine how the same women will feel having a robot they can put their arms round them and having the robot squeeze them."