Actually chat with sex robots
The Arduino library I ended up writing for this project offers some great opportunities for further tinkering.But I was rummaging through my sensor drawer, and thought: Why not sonar?They might indeed be a pirate who rarely goes out and steals treasure and raids ships — but they might just as easily be mobsters who don't steal or smuggle, students who don't go to class, office workers who never seem to do more than hang out in bars, or ninjas who just didn't get the memo about that whole "stealthy assassin" thing.This may be because writers and fans are in love with the romanticism implied in a life of adventure and crime, but don't want to actually show the characters doing any of the myriad things that makes thieves, assassins, mercenaries, bounty hunters, and other unsavory types pariahs in Real Life.Matt Mc Mullen, the founder and CEO of Abyss Creations said his vision for the future of sex robots involved emotional attachment.“I want to have people actually develop an emotional attachment to not only the robot but the actual character behind it,” Mc Mullen said.You can get an idea for how the prototype works in this short video: That’s the end result, for now.The rest of this post will share the journey I took in building this toy.
Typically, people have a wrong notion that creating and managing a chatbot is a difficult and involves complex programming.
They might not have cowboy hats by default, but they do have warm genitals.
Writing in , robotics expert David Levy predicted that sex robots with the ability to talk and respond to touch will be commercially available in 2017.“This coming wave of sex robots will be human-like in appearance and size,” He wrote. And they will allow intercourse according to their owner’s sexual orientation and tastes.”According to Levy, the first wave of these new sex robots will resemble Real Dolls — realistic silicon dolls created by a company in California — but with more “functionality.” (The quotes around “functionality” were present in Levy’s original writing, so make of that what you will). For ,000, Levy says users will be able to buy sex robots with synthetic skin embedded with electronic sensors allowing them to respond to touch, the ability to talk back in a “sexy voice,” and heating elements so that they’ll be warm … Abyss Creations, which makes Real Dolls, is supposedly at the forefront of this field, though there are numerous Asian companies making major advances of their own.
If the sensor can see your body’s rhythms, it responds in kind, effortlessly synchronizing to its frequency. One of them transmits short “chirps” at a frequency too high for humans to hear. The 4-digit display gives another satisfying bit of feedback, in visceral high-contrast blue LED light.
This is exactly the sort of closed-loop control I was after. There’s no unique address or channel assigned to a particular vibrator, so any vibes that are turned on and within radio range will respond. The external antenna gives it quite a bit more radio range than the original remote, and the exposed serial port on the left makes it easy to reprogram the remote using the Arduino IDE.