Saturday, December 13, 2008

Canadian Man Builds Robot Girlfriend

Fox News, of all places, tells us about Le Trung,

a 33-year-old software engineer who lives with his parents in Brampton, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto, says he's spent about $20,000 so far on Aiko, a 5-foot-tall female android with clear skin, a slim if shapely figure and a wonderful disposition.

Here's a video of Aiko in action. There are some disturbing moments later in the clip, but Aiko takes care of business nicely:

Trung is quite forthright on a number of issues concerning Aiko:

"Aiko is what happens when science meets beauty," Le Trung tells the Sun of London. "Aiko doesn't need holidays, food or rest, and will work almost 24 hours a day. She is the perfect woman."

She still can't walk, however. That will take a lot more work and, Le Trung tells the Globe and Mail, a new round of funding. He hopes to create and sell more pretty female robots in the future.

But, ahem, is there more than just companionship involved?

"Aiko is still a virgin, AND NO I do not sleep with her," he writes on the Project Aiko Web site, though he admits that she "has sensors in her body including her private parts, and yes even down there."

I'm not sure I wanted to know that, personally. Oh, Brave New World...

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

There's "scary"; then there's "boo scary"; and then there's "this" scary.