SEX ROBOTS with REAL personalities are being developed with one manufacturer working on artificial intelligence for the love machines.
California-based Realdoll is preparing to release a silicone lover that allows the user to design the machine’s personality.
The company is in the process of developing the Harmony AI System which can learn from the user and adapt its personality.
The system itself will be available via an app that costs just £16 ($20) a year to subscribe to, but the sex robot will not be a cheap date, with just the head of a doll costing upwards of £8,054 ($10,000).
The app will be rolled out throughout 2017, and the “first robotic head systems” should be available by the end of the year.
Realdoll CEO Matt Mullen told Digital Trends: “We are developing the Harmony AI system to add a new layer to the relationships people can have with a Realdoll.
“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.”
Mr Mullen, who says that he has sold over 5,000 sex dolls since 1996, although not robotic ones, added that the machines would be perfect for people who struggle in social situations and find it difficult feeling loved.
He continued: “We feel that this system, and this technology, will appeal to a segment of the population that struggles with forming intimate connections with other people, whether by choice or circumstance.
“Furthermore, it will likely attract those who seek to explore uncharted and new territory where relationships and sex are concerned.