Finally you'll be able to get yourself sex robot that can also do housework. About bloody time, eh?
Exdoll, in Dalian China, is investing in smart, AI-type technology so that its new model of sex robots are fitted with system similar to Alexa or Siri and is connected to the Internet, so you can have a chat with it, ask it to sing for you or even get it to carry out tasks around the home, if you have a smart-home system in place.
The doll, called Xiaodie, is on sale for $4,000 (£2,800) which might seem pricey, but as well as a robot-lover you're also getting something that can switch on the dishwasher or turn on the heating. So a bargain, really.
Exdoll marketing director Wu Xingliang told AFP: "China has a shortage of women, and this is a factor in why there's this demand, but they're not just for sex.
"We're designing them so they can have meaningful conversations with you and help with chores around the house."
Wu added that the robots also have the potential to be repurposed and used as 'medical assistants' or 'receptionists', and who wouldn't like to use a repurposed sex doll to book an appointment with their GP?
The company claims that the tech is already pretty spot-on, so it can now worry about ensuring the dolls are as aesthetically pleasing as can be. Dolls from the factory can be fully customised - down to eye-colour, breast size and even the amount of pubic hair. What a time to be alive.
For now, the robots' potential for house work is quite limited, it's controlled via an app, so you can sync it with your smart-appliances and it can turn them on and off; but who knows what the future holds? In a few years' time you might be coming home to your robot wife, who's got your dinner in the oven and has run you a bath.
Sergio Santos, who recently made headlines with his super advanced, AI-type doll 'Samantha' told LADbible that in the future 'many people will shun human romances in favour of realtionships with robots'.
"In 100 years it will happen," he said. "So I'm hoping to drive the conversation and get people speaking about it, to make it more 'normal'."
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