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Sex robots have been on the cards for some time now. Science fiction writers have played with the idea of humping androids for decades, but here in 2018, their nerdy fantasies are unsettlingly close to coming to fruition.
Traditionally, the idea has revolved almost exclusively around female sex dolls, leaving some critics asking whether sex with lady bots could eventually replace the real thing. Check it out for yourself.
However, now it looks as though the men may be in for some... stiff... competition of their own.
Matt McMullen, the guy behind RealDoll and subsequently Realbotics, has announced that he reckons male sex dolls, complete with bionic knobs, will be rolled out later this year.
The sex robotics pioneer, who is also in charge of the world's most popular super-lifelike sex doll company, says the male versions will follow in the footsteps of the similar female sex robots that dropped last year.
Harmony was the name assigned to an app and a female robotic head which worked in unison to facilitate something resembling intelligence.
Admittedly, Harmony still has an extremely long way to go before becoming anything near convincing, but it's definitely heading in that direction.
As it stands there are only female versions of Harmony, and they weigh in at around £11,000 ($14,800), but Matt is adamant that there is a demand for male options, too.
"We're working on a male version of the robot AI," he told Daily Star Online.
"We'll eventually have a male and a female platform available."
Matt says the male robots will be able to be plugged in and go for as long as the user desires. He also says the size of each automaton's penis will vary, covering the entire spectrum of potential dick shapes and sizes.
However, he also reckons that there's much work to be done in order to turn his weird vision into a reality.
"There's rebuilding that needs to happen on both fronts to create a male platform," he said.
"We're working hard on that and that's one of the next big things we're looking to get up and running."
World leading AI researcher Dr David Levy told the Daily Star Online that if Matt is successful in his mission, male erotic cyborgs could even prove more popular than current sex toys such as vibrators and dildos.
He said: "I'm sure women will find robots equally appealing as men.
"If women are that interested in getting satisfaction from a vibrator, imagine how the same women will feel having a robot they can put their arms round and having the robot squeeze them."
What a time to be alive.
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