A sex robot received 92 matches on Tinder in just two hours, with 56 percent of matches open to having sex with it, as part of an experiment to determine public acceptance of the robots.
The experiment, which featured sex robot Harmony, was set up by documentary filmmaker Jimmy Mehiel, who is reportedly making a documentary about sex robots.
Despite showing Harmony’s exposed robotic brain in one of the pictures on the Tinder account, Harmony, who was listed as 21-years-old, quickly received 92 matches– 56 percent of which expressed an openness to having sex with the robot.
“I posted three photos of Harmony including a description directly below that read: ‘Hi, I’m an anatomically correct, sexually capable robot with the most advanced AI available,'” declared Mehiel in an interview with the Daily Star. “I ran the experiment for two hours on a Friday night from 9-11pm on the lower east side of Manhattan… I swiped right (liked) every guy that came up. In the two hours, I ran the experiment Harmony racked up 92 matches.”
“The real experiment though was when I replied to everyone Harmony matched with one simple message: ‘1 question: Would you have sex with a robot? Yes, no or maybe’… When I got permission to use Harmony from [Harmony creator] Matt [McMullen] in March, he said he hadn’t put the doll on any dating sites,” Mehiel continued. “I think this is the first and still only time a sex robot has appeared on a dating app.”
Harmony’s 92 matches in two hours likely makes it more popular than most humans on Tinder.
The robots are being built with complex features, such as artificial G-spots, Amazon Alexa-compatibility, heating, voice communication, and different modes of interaction.