Last month when TG Dailymet Roxxxy the sexbot at Vegas’ Adult Expo, we were impressed at the softness of her hypoallergenic silicone skin, her anatomical correctness and her vacant, yet alluring expression – not dissimilar to that of most celebrities.
It seems TG Daily was not alone in its admiration, however, as “thousands of men” have now apparently pre-ordered the sexbot, with creator, Douglas Hines, a former Bell Labs engineer, telling CNN "They're like, 'I can't wait to meet her,' " adding "It's almost like the anticipation of a first date."
Yes, almost. Except you won’t have to ply her with alcohol to have your wicked way with her, and picking her up literally involves physically picking the bandy legged lass up off the couch.
But Hines remains convinced that Roxxxy will not disappoint. "There's a tremendous need for this kind of product," he said.
Judging by the list of punters signing up for Roxxxy on TrueCompanion.com, the list is not restricted to desperate anorak wearing men either. Women are also apparently curious to try a romp with Roxxxy, although some apparently pose as sex therapists, purchasing the doll for their clients. Uh-huh. Sure.
What makes Roxxxy a robotic cut above the rest of her sex doll kind is the fact she actually possesses artificial intelligence, which is more than can be said for a lot of people these days.
Indeed, Roxxxy can not only hold semi realistic conversations with her partners on a variety of pre-programed topics, but she can also express “realistic emotions,” which she utters in a voice prerecorded by an anonymous, deep throated radio host.
Wondering how Roxxxy would understand words softly spoken to her by her devoted companion? Well, in much the same way as real women, Roxxxy’s internal computer converts her lover’s sweet nothings into text then, using pattern-recognition software, she runs them against a database which lists “hundreds of appropriate responses.”
“Uh-huh, yes dear, pass the salt,” – that’s three years of R&D right there.
Of course, if the spark goes out of your romantic robotic love life, you may want to check on Roxxxy’s internal battery, which can be recharged by plugging her into a wall socket. After which, we’re sure she’ll live up to the energizer bunny slogan, with her mechanical heart pounding.
And for those who want a marital experience, Hines has ensured that Roxxxy – who doesn’t move on her own but can be contorted into convenient positions - even snores. Although if it gets too irritating, you could always turn that feature off. Or smother her with a pillow.
TrueCompanion has international plans for Roxxxy in the works too, with Spanish and Japanese versions on the way, as well as a woman pleasing Rocky doll.
And although Roxxxy won't be slumping on shelves for a few months to come, she has already been pre-ordered 4,000 times and has another 20,000 suitors lined up wanting to know more.
"There's really nothing like this on the market," said Hines, who reckons his creation will appeal to Shy, awkward or older men who aren’t confident enough to meet real women.
"Whenever she's out in public, everyone wants to talk to her and pose for pictures. It's so cute," he concluded.
Yes, cute. In a supremely creepy, anorak kind of way.