Japan's robot for lonely men..

United States
June 21, 2008 8:20pm CST
Japan has created a robot for lonely men! She costs $175. She is "strong, tough and battle-ready!" "She's very lovable and though she's not a human, she can act like a real girlriend." What does that mean? Being a girlfriend/wife is such a piece of cake that any robot can do it? I will put a robot in my husband's arms while I go out with my friends. I wonder if she can laugh at corny jokes? :) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/feature/story.cfm?c_id=1501834&objectid=10516992
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@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
22 Jun 08
What will they think of next? lol... They should have made it a bit bigger...cause it kinda looks like a kids doll. ...its really cute though.
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• United States
22 Jun 08
I am thinking the same thing. What man can relate to a doll? Don't answer that. :)
@donsky14 (5964)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
haha..lol
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Now remember Sega made this...thing. Some of the gamers and I are joking about the whole thing. Sega was once cool... but its games took a major dive (as if the failure consoles weren't clue enough). A few of us think the game quality took a dive due to the investment and work into this, whatever it is. -_- This is where my gaming money went? "$#^#*&!" Of course the whole issue of automaton women has been covered in fiction, ironically in japanese made anime. There are also more "realistic" looking robots being made/used in Japan and South Korea but a full body automaton is still in design and development phases. I had a discussion on this and basically the thinking is the life-size model of "robo-girlfriend/wife" will be available around 2050. But South Korea already has human to robot ethics laws... kinda strange and perhaps a sign these things might come sooner than estimate.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Just think! Men will no longer need real women! We can go get a tan while they play with their dolls. :)
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Good gimmick for a lonely guy, but I'm sure they'll be disappointed.
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• United States
24 Jun 08
I am sure they will be. We know that is not what they really want.
• New Zealand
23 Jun 08
If she wouldn't break my heart why not? LOL Just kidding... nothing can replace the emotions of a real human being... I watched a lot of science fiction movies wherein they have attempted to copy the emotions of human beings... well there were some movies that I was touched because the robots were in fact able to simulate our emotions and act very human-like but it was only possible because of the other graphics of the movies... if she was bigger and had a face of a human like those in the movies maybe I'd like to have her as a companion but only as a friendly companion... LOL...
• United States
24 Jun 08
Only as a friendly companion....and sometime friendship leads to more....hmmm. :)
• New Zealand
24 Jun 08
hahaha... quite right...