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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… More »


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 on… More »


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 eyes… More »


Love Vandal: Industrial Emotions

Reader Morgan snapped this in the Richmond district of San Francisco.

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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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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. In these tough… More »


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 la… More »


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. … More »


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 part… More »


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 lab… More »


You May Now Marry Your HRP-4C Robot Bride

Back in March, Annika posted about a robot supermodel walking the catwalk who was threatening to take jobs away from the ranks of sniveling supermodels. Now that robot, otherwise known as HRP-4C, has gone bridal. The bride bot, who was created by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, made her blushing debut… More »


Skeleton Jewelry For The Ghoulish Girl

Have a taste for the strange? Feeling a bit dark? In the mood for something ghoulish yet glittery? Check out this hand-jewelry created by twentysomething-year-old designer Delfina Delettrez Fendi, a fourth-generation member of the Fendi family. For a mere $24,000, you can own this jewel-encrusted piece of wearable art that’s part bracelet, part ring, and… More »


Robotic Model Can’t Compare To Humans

For the first time ever, a robot walked a fashion runway today in Tokyo. Well it didn’t exactly walk, but sort of wobbled like someone waking from an anesthesia-induced stupor. Although this was a great feat in the robotics industry, don’t expect HRP-4C, the Cybernetic fashion model, to hit another catwalk anytime soon… More »


Robotic Model To Walk Tokyo Runway

Tyra Banks may be trying to groom the next supermodel on “America’s Next Top Model,” but over in Tokyo, they’re building their catwalkers from motors, batteries, and software. On March 23, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology will unveil HRP-4C, a sleek Cybernetic fashion model that is battery-powered and programmed to mimic… More »


Pole Dancing Robots Shake Things Up

Sci-fi guy fantasy has hit a whole new woody-popping high with robotic pole dancers. Created by Giles Walker, these dancing machines have been humping all over the United Kingdom, Spain and even at an Australian music festival. The bump and grind girls move to the beat and have been getting lots of attention… More »


Quickies: Jessica Biel’s Stripper Movie Trailer

Jessica Biel’s stripper movie trailer is out. It’s called “Powder Blue,” which is the worst name we’ve ever heard, but it looks kind of good. Maybe? [Buzzfeed]
Man invents robot girlfriend. Creepy. [Asylum]
Who stole Tom Cruise’s Blackberry?! Xenu wants to have a word with you in his spaceship! [DListed]
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