Mr Santos created the life-like robot named Samantha with the purpose that she acts as much like a real woman as possible, who needs to be seduced for, and enjoys, sex.
Samantha has been equipped with the latest developments in AI, and if touched on places such as her hands or her hips, responds with statements such as “I love this” and “nice and gentle”.
After his team had made their silicone and steel dolls as “human” as they could, the way ahead began to feel inevitable, irresistible: they would animate them, giving them personality and bringing them to life. There was a gyrator that got the doll’s hips moving, but it made her heavy and caused her to sit awkwardly.
Barcelona-based engineer Sergi Santos has developed - and is selling - a one-off sex robot than needs to be chatted up before the action begins.
I moved back to New York from Cairo in January of 2014, and among the biggest culture shocks was American Tinder.
This variety of bot talks with you on sites such as Tinder and Facebook.Mr Santos told German news agency Ruptly TV: “Basically she likes to be touched.“She has different modes of interaction ― she has romantic, she has family and she has also sexy modes.”Mr Santos has seemingly become a master in seducing the robot, and offers the following advice for her next suitor: “Normally she likes to be kissed always.”However, much like a real person, the robot can show insecurities as well as a fear of rejection, but as she gets more in the mood she can heighten the experience by requesting songs, with one example showing the robot asking for Ed Sheeran's music.Harmony is the culmination of 20 years’ work making sex dolls, and five years of robot research and development.Mc Mullen’s customers want something as lifelike as possible – it’s his brand’s USP.