A pair of robot strippers are performing at a gentleman’s club in Las Vegas during the CES tech conference this week.
According to the Daily Mirror, the robots, which were created by British artist Giles Walker, are “made out of mannequin parts, windscreen wipers and a couple of old CCTV cameras,” and “will be on display at the Sapphire Gentleman’s Club, located a few blocks away from the Las Vegas Strip.”
Though the futuristic adult show isn’t officially a part of CES 2018, Sapphire Club managing director Peter Feinstein is hoping to attract the tech conference’s attendees from the 9th of January until the 13th.
“This is our 18th year for the club, and we felt we needed to come up with something new and unique,” declared Feinstein. “It used to be just nerds. But we wanted something more creative that would appeal to both men and women.”
“We were looking for something creative to do during CES that would sort of match what was happening in town,” he said.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, Feinstein added that they’re “appealing to a mass audience who looks on the internet, which we don’t normally do just as a gentlemen’s club.”
“The majority of strip clubs are not appealing to people through CES,” Feinstein explained. “We’re offering a different place to go. If you’re six people from a company and there are two women and four guys, you can still here and have some fun and see the robots and not feel like you have to be part of a strip club.”
Sapphire Club dancer Rouge, however, doesn’t think robot strippers will replace humans anytime soon.
“I think there are a lot of people with weird fetishes so I am sure somebody will get turned on by that,” Rouge expressed. “But nobody can beat the beauty of someone, and our talent with our brains, the way we talk, the way we use our bodies.”
Daily Beast journalist Taylor Lorenz, who attended the event, claimed that, “In the end, the event was unsurprisingly attended by around 80 percent men.”
“Almost all of them were in town for CES and most decided to check out the human strippers before stumbling into the robot dance party,” she revealed. “The machines grinded against the poles as guests sprayed dollar bills at their feet adorned with high-heeled stripper shoes. When the stereo began blaring ‘Put your filthy hands all over me,’ one man tenderly caressed a robot’s leg.”
Sex robots are becoming increasingly advanced, with Samantha, a popular high-tech sex robot, featuring an artificial G-spot, various modes of interaction, heating, and voice activation, while in a 2016 interview with Breitbart Tech, futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson predicted that humans would eventually spend “about the same” amount of money on sex robots “as they do today on a decent family-size car.”
“Artificial intelligence is reaching human levels and also becoming emotional as well,” he declared. “So people will actually have quite strong emotional relationships with their own robots. In many cases that will develop into a sexual one because they’ll already think that the appearance of the robot matches their preference anyway, so if it looks nice and it has a superb personality too it’s inevitable that people will form very strong emotional bonds with their robots and in many cases that will lead to sex.”
In November, an associate professor at the University of Manitoba claimed society “must be prepared” for the rise of “digisexuals,” and last month, it was revealed that more than a quarter of millennials would date a robot, with men three times more likely to do so.