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Robot Relationships

Robots soon to replace humans as preferred company

Implications - Robotic technology has long been the mental playground of geeks, and advances at the end of the 20th century saw breakthroughs in AI and automated helpers. Now that the technology is making sci-fi reality, will humans soon choose obedient robots over emotional humans? These trends say yes.
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Pin-Up Girl Robots
Pin-Up Girl Robots
Hajime Sorayama's Chrome Paintings Look Like Sexy C3P0s
I only recently discovered artist Hajime Sorayama. His pictures fascinate me as they manage to be both fabulously modern and super retro at the same time with more than a sniff of the 70s about them. These… MORE
Sex Robots
Sex Robots
David Levy Says Artificial Intelligence Coming Soon (In Bed)
Sex robots seem like something straight out of sci-fi, but AI scientist David Levy says they could be coming soon to a bed near you. “Real Dolls” and, well, blow-up dolls have been around for a long time,… MORE
play_circle_filled Fembot Romance
Fembot Romance
The Aiko Robot Is (Nearly) The Perfect Lover
Inventor Le Trung has introduced Aiko, the nearly perfect woman. She is in her twenties, has 32-23-33 measurements, shiny hair and stunning features. Here's the catch: Aiko is a robot. Trung is a Canadian… MORE
Robot Soldiers
Robot Soldiers
UN Peace Robots Make Love, Not War
We all know by now that sci-fi has a way of becoming sci-fact. So here it is: The United Nations have enlisted Peace Robots to serve as an ad-hoc intervention squad on their behalf. The good news?  They’re… MORE
Controversial Fake Love Movies
Controversial Fake Love Movies
Robot Sex Movie and Exhibit at the Sex Museum
Originally meant for a robot war movie, Michael Sullivan’s robots, which are made out of Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls, ended up doing robot porn. The Sex Life of Robots is an ongoing film project that features… MORE
Immortality Through Robots
Immortality Through Robots
The 'Oboe' Robot Keeps Memories of Your Loved One Alive
Though none of us, to my knowledge, has the Highlander gift of immortality, the Japanese aim seems to be to take us as close as possible to acquiring it. Albeit in a creepy cybernetic way, 'Oboe' is designed… MORE
Bridal Robots
Bridal Robots
The HRP-4C Unit Walked Down the Aisle on a Runway in Osaka, Japan
The HRP-4C robot made her first appearance on a runway at a fashion show in Osaka, Japan today. The female bridal robot was created by Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology… MORE
play_circle_filled Human-Robot Relationships
Human-Robot Relationships
Robyn Falls in Love With a Robot in New Music Video
Robyn and Royksopp have released a new second music video for their collaboration’The Girl and the Robot.’ While the first music video looked to the past and used scenes from the iconic black and white… MORE
play_circle_filled Pole-Dancing Robots
Pole-Dancing Robots
Fembots Grind at the Mutate London Exhibition
Move over human-fleshed pole dancers, you’ve got some competition in the form of female robot pole dancers.  The pole-dancing female robots are part of the “Mutate London” exhibition at the Behind the… MORE
play_circle_filled Robotic Bike Buddies
Robotic Bike Buddies
Never Ride Alone With Joules, the Tandem Bike Partner
Riding your bike alone can be relaxing, but it’s never as much fun as having a friend with you. This robotic bike buddy is named Joules. Joules is a very mechanically sound creation that allows you to… MORE
play_circle_filled Romancing Robots
Romancing Robots
Hysterics Video Shows Robot Boy in Love with Human Girl
There are a lot of robots in the world, but only a few with feelings. In the music video of the band “Hysterics” you can see a robot boy who falls in love with a human girl. The robot tries to figure… MORE

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