Sex robots are being made to look like customers’ dead wives in an effort to combat grief, according to a report.
In an interview with The Sun, Douglas Hines, an engineer for the sex robot company True Companion, revealed what customers look for when purchasing a custom sex robot.
Hines claimed that deceased loved ones and celebrity lookalikes were the two most popular requests, adding, “Maybe 50 per cent are people who want a custom robot for family members… That’s what True Companion is all about and that’s why it’s called True Companion.”
“80 per cent of involvement is social, meaning the interaction which is a bit mundane and conversational,” he continued. “But maybe 10-20 per cent is the actual physical engagement with the robot, from a sexual perspective… Most of the customers are just people looking for companionship, a loving touch and a warm embrace.”
Despite this, Hines claimed, “If you’re going to have a companion with you, you want her to be as spicy as possible.”
Roxxxy, the nearly $10,000 sex robot from True Companion, can be fully customized, comes with a variety of personality settings, and can learn about its owner’s likes and dislikes.
Sex robot brothels have already started to gain popularity in Europe, with talks of expansion for the world’s first currently taking place.
In April, a Chinese engineer “married” a sex robot that he created himself after becoming frustrated over “failing to find a girlfriend,” while in March, it was revealed that a Chinese chatbot had been told “I love you” nearly twenty million times.
Late last year, one A.I. CEO reported that his virtual assistant “Robin” was being used by “teenagers and truckers without girlfriends” for up to 300 conversations a day.