Matt McMullen, CEO of Realbotix, says he's getting ready to launch AI-enhanced male sex robots.
This follows the release of Harmony, the world's first interacting female sex robot, last year. The male version, currently unnamed, will have all the software specifications of Harmony, as well as a bionic penis because what would be the point otherwise?
“We’re working on a male version of the robot AI," McMullen told the Daily Star Online. “We’ll eventually have a male and a female platform available."
The male sex robot will come in all shape and sizes as "the sky is the limit".
McMullen has been making silicon sex dolls for about 20 years, and his company RealDoll already sells customizable sex mannequins, including male ones. For under $10,000 you could own your own male sex doll, spanning a range of skin tones from fair to cocoa (as extensive as a standard foundation line, am I right ladies?), detachable penises going from flaccid to extra-large, wigs, personalized eyeballs, and even elf ears if you have a very specific Lord of the Rings scenario in mind.
The Realbotix website goes into particular detail about the characteristics of Harmony, whose launch was in itself a "revolution" as she is capable of having a variety of facial expressions, blinking, and moving her head. Harmony also moves her mouth to match the sounds it produces. The AI interface is exclusively in the robot’s head. It is unclear if the AI would be able to control its bionic penis or not.
"She is a combination of the highest quality doll in the world with advanced robotic components, and is powered with the ultimate customizable AI to deliver the most enjoyable conversation and interaction you can have with a machine," reads Realbotix's website.
Harmony's launch had several scientists considering the ethical implications of having sex with robots and their findings weren't a particularly happy read. On social media, Harmony was seen by many as bizarre and creepy, with several people commenting how it perpetuates misogynistic ideas about sex and sexuality. The male version might not fare much better.