Posts tagged "robots"

Japan Builds Robot Bears To Care For The Elderly

File this under "things the elderly get that I want now in my 30s." The "Robear" designed by Japanese robotics company RIKEN is primarily designed to lift elderly patients out of bed and into wheelchairs, taking off the strenuous burden that normally rests on human caregivers. Japan is expecting a large elderly population in the…
By: Katrin Higher / March 1, 2015

Pole Dancing Robots Appear At Technology Trade Fair

Women in tech have got more to worry about than sexist attitudes and an abysmal dude-to-lady ratio: at a tech trade show in Germany on Sunday night, there were pole-dancing robots. The bots, which were designed by artist Giles Walker, rent out for $40,000 apiece.  Two of the bots shook their silicone…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 11, 2014

Japanese Butt Robot Proves Her Creator Is An Ass Man

Meet SHIRI, the Japanese butt robot. She's legless and headless, but seems to enjoy a sensual massage to the silicon skin covering her posterior. Like a human woman, her artificial muscles can react to being spanked, caressed and groped. As this video helpfully notes, "The user may also feel SHIRI bracing after feeling a sla…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2012

Oh Hey, Just Some Robots Having Sex, No Biggie

In my nightmares, this is what the future of mankind looks like. Like, 347 years from now, the aliens are going to come and turn us all into cyborgs and force us to act out our archaic sexual practices in museums. (This is actually a window display at a Russian department store. I have no…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2011

Wish List: A $400,000 Cookie-Baking Robot

  It's good to know the folks at MIT have the best minds of our generation focused on what's really important: a robot who can bake cookies named BakeBot. Don't expect your own private C3PO to be baking a fresh batch of Snickerdoodles anytime soon, though. The price tag on a cookie-baking robot is $400,000,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2011

Kristin Cavallari Is Turning Into That Weird Svedka Vodka Robot

At least that's what I pictured when I heard Cavallari would be strutting down the runway modeling a glass bikini designed by SKYY Vodka and Diesel to kick off Miami Swim Week. Good look with that, Kristin. You know what they say about people in glass bikinis ... they shouldn't get really drunk on SKYY…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2011

Watch Out, Meryl Streep. There’s A New Robot Actress In Town

Meet Geminoid-F, the robot actress out of Tokyo looking to steal movie roles from human actresses in Tinseltown. The lady bot has already landed her first role in a stage play in the role of an android, which shouldn't be much of a stretch. The 'bot is puppetered by a real person back stage who…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 12, 2010

Gotta Have It: Robot Hair Washer

So, I hate showering. I find it tedious and boring and it's hard to do my usual multi-tasking in there. But unfortunately, while I can get away with ye olde whore's bath on off-shower days, my hair can get a little lackluster. That is why I want, nay, need, this robot hair washer (currently o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 29, 2010

Woman Hopes Wife Will Live Forever In The Form Of Creepy Robot, Bina48

What has your S.O. done for you lately? Martine Rothblatt commissioned a $125,000 interactive robot — actually, just a robot head — of her wife, Bina Rothblatt, so that she may live foreveeeeer. A Vermont-based robotics group created Bina48, a robot with a Jane Lynch 'do, rubbery skin, and the most vacant…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Love Vandal: Industrial Emotions

Reader Morgan snapped this in the Richmond district of San Francisco. Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.
By: Catherine Strawn / May 23, 2010

Japanese Couple Married By A Robot

A couple in Tokyo was recently married by, get this, a robot "priest." The I-Fairy robots are traditionally used to give tours around museums and science exhibitions, but now I guess they can add wedding officiant to their job summary. The couple met when the bride, Satoko Inoue, worked at the company that makes the…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 17, 2010

What If Roxxxy, The World’s First Sex Robot, Got In A Fight With Andy, The Most Advanced Sex Robot?

It's that time of year again, people. No, not time to hibernate in your apartment with Netflix and a down comforter. It's time for the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas. The big buzz at this year's expo is Roxxxy TrueCompanion, who's being billed as the world's first sex robot. Not only does she…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 11, 2010

Dude Spends Christmas With Fembot Girlfriend

I always say: Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like spending the holidays with your own personal robot lover. As it turns out, I am not alone. Inventor Le Trung shared Christmas gifts, holiday foods, and festive decor with his girlfriend, Aiko, who is also a robot. Trung, who lives in Ontario, designed and built his fembot…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 29, 2009

Would You Date A Guy With A Robot Tail?

I'll tell you what the internet is good for: free porn, killing time, and weird videos. In the last case, take, for example, the video you see here. It's called "Mood Tail," and it features a guy standing on what looks like a train platform, where he is demonstrating the many moods of his robot…
By: Susannah Breslin / October 20, 2009

A Pillow For Lonely And Depressed People

If I were in the business of selling pillows that mold, adjust, and even "breathe" in tune with the person cuddling them, I think I would go for an upbeat message. "Having a pillow that is practically lifelike in its response is awesome and neato! Go out and get one and your life will instantly…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2009

Recession Blues Hit The Sex Doll Business

By now, you've probably heard of RealDolls. They're those lifelike, anatomically correct silicone sex dolls that costs thousands of dollars. They've appeared in movies ("Lars and the Real Girl"), on TV (Howard Stern, natch), and in books (Still Lovers). These days, though, it seems the love doll industry is taking a hit. I…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 23, 2009

The Girl Below Is Actually An Android Sex Doll

Robots these days can perform surgeries, walk the runway, and even teach a class of students. And now there's a robot that can ... have sex. A German company called First Androids has created the world's most advanced sex doll. Her name is Andy (guess men are really into women with guy's names, à…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 18, 2009

When Robots Kiss

In this strange video, two robots, their internal workings exposed, lean in for a kiss. Is this the most romantic thing since Romeo and Juliet or what? OK, maybe not.
By: Susannah Breslin / August 31, 2009

Robot Prostitutes May Be The Tourist Attraction Of The Future

These days, there are robots to do everything. Build cars. Vacuum floors. They're even taking the place of fashion models on the runway. What's next? According to one futurologist, robot prostitutes may be appearing on the horizon in the not-too-distant future. Tourism futurologist Dr. Ian Yeoman predicts that robot call girls could play a…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2009

Weird Machine Discovers The Number One Reason Why Condoms Break

Me? I don't have a subscription to Contraception, the journal, but somebody out there must. Apparently, a trio of researchers set about studying the durability of condoms. After all, no one wants a condom that breaks, right? That's so not sexy. Also? Babies. But how do you test a condom? Live models in the la…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 18, 2009
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