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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sex Sells...Robots!

PhysOrg.com - 1.9.10 (by Glenn Chapman)

Engineer-inventor Douglas Hines adjusts the head of his company's "True Companion" sex robot, Roxxxy, at the TrueCompanion.com booth at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Roxxxy the sex robot had a coming out party Saturday in Sin City.

In what is billed as a world first, a life-size robotic girlfriend complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin was introduced to adoring fans at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

"She can't vacuum, she can't cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean," TrueCompanion's Douglas Hines said while introducing AFP to Roxxxy.

"She's a companion. She has a personality. She hears you. She listens to you. She speaks. She feels your touch. She goes to sleep. We are trying to replicate a personality of a person."

Roxxxy stands five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 120 pounds, "has a full C cup and is ready for action," according to Hines, who was an artificial intelligence engineer at Bell Labs before starting TrueCompanion.

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