“She’s very lovable and though she’s not a human, she can act like a real girlfriend.”
After years of Sci-Fi films where technology has advanced enough to satisfy our need for love and sex, we are finally starting to see the fantasy become a reality with the release of Japan’s robotic girlfriend.
EMA, Eternal Maiden Actualization, produced by Sega Toys, is 15 inches tall and kisses on command, which is a lot better than the recent release of cell phone robotic friends.
“Strong, tough and battle-ready are some of the words often associated with robots, but we wanted to break that stereotype and provide a robot that’s sweet and interactive,” said Minako Sakanoue, a spokeswoman for the maker, Sega Toys.
Using her infrared sensors and battery power, the EMA enters into a sort of “love mode” and will pucker up to kiss any nearby human heads. She can also walk and dance when in the presence of another human being.
The EMA robot will go on sale in September for around $175 and will be targeted towards lonely adult men. Sega is hoping to sell over 10,000 units in the first year.
It is shocking, with the amount of full size robots being developed and how real looking the romantic dolls are, that they did not create a larger and more life-like version than they did.
I guess they figure if they could afford to pay for a life size one, then they probably don’t need it.