Realdoll builds artificially intelligent sex robots with programmable personalities.
Sex doll manufacturer Realdoll is dipping its toe with a forthcoming robot sex assistant that promises to form a "real bond" with its users.
The new system is made up of several components, which will roll out over the course of this year and next. It will begin with the Harmony AI app, scheduled for release on April 15, followed by the company's "first robotic head systems," set to launch by the end of the year. A virtual reality platform will ship sometime in 2018.
It's not going to be cheap, mind you: the head alone will set you back $10,000.
Harmony AI system adds a new layer to the relationships people can have with a Realdoll. Realdoll CEO Matt McMullen told Digital Trends. Many of our clients rely on their imaginations to a great degree to impose imagined personalities on their dolls. With the Harmony AI, they will be able to actually create these personalities instead of having to imagine them. They will be able to talk to their dolls, and the AI will learn about them over time through these interactions, thus creating an alternative form of relationship. The scope of conversations possible with the AI is quite diverse, and not limited to sexual subject matter.