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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 since Charles Manson. Keep reading »

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. Keep reading »

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 I-Fairy robots and the groom, Tomohiro Shibata, came in as a customer. They credit the robot for bringing them together, so they found it fitting that the I-Fairy would perform the ceremony. The couple say they just want people to see robots as a normal part of life and not merely as bits of metal and plastic. Fine, but where’s the romance?! The couple didn’t even touch each other during the service! Perhaps that’s just a cultural difference, but if that’s what our future with robots looks like, no thanks! [via BuzzFeed and Telegraph] Keep reading »

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 come with a programmable personality—Frigid Farrah, Wild Wendy, Mature Martha, etc—but she can speak and listen, and actually learns what her owner likes and dislikes. She can even have an orgasm. Roxxxy costs $7,000 and goes on sale next week, and she kind of makes Andy—the world’s most advanced sex android who has real hair, real pubes, and a functional G-Spot—look like a bargain at $3,820. For any ladies out there who find this idea even semi-appealing, fear not. TrueCompanion is currently working on a male sex robot as we speak. Just as long as the engineers aren’t working on something like a fully electric car! I just have one big starter question for people thinking of purchasing one of these robots. Do you store it in your closet? It’s not quite as explainable as the vibrator in the bedside table drawer. [PC Mag] Keep reading »

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 galpal at a cost of $50,000. As for what was under the Christmas tree, Trung notes, “Aiko is like any woman, she enjoys getting new clothes.” After a holiday dinner shared with Trung’s parents, everyone played board games. At first, Trung reveals, his parents thought his relationship with Aiko was “a bit odd”; now, “they all love Aiko.” Aiko can speak some 13,000 sentences in English and Japanese, so her possible future in-laws were able to converse with her. Unfortunately, the scientist hasn’t figured out how to make Aiko walk yet. She does respond to touch, though: “If you grab or squeeze too hard she will try to slap you,” says Trung. Good thing she can’t walk. She might run right out the door. [Instapundit] Keep reading »

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 tail. Apparently, his remote-controlled, furry friend reflects whatever mood in which he happens to be. Or, as the accompanying text explains, “Human lose one thing that does not seem to be important in the process of evolution. What is that? Its tail.” Phallic and weird. Now that’s impressive. [Neatorama] Keep reading »

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