One major aspect of sex robots that differentiates them from sex dolls is personality—and personality is given a lot of thought when it comes to the construction and design of a sex robot, and users and potential customers alike have a lot to say about this. There is one sexbot that’s in production now, Harmony 2.0, which speaks with a Scottish accent and has 18 traits programmed into the machine’s “personality,” which can range from sexy or shy, mimicking an actual human mood.
This particular sexbot can actually talk and respond to human interaction, touch, and speech, much like our smartphones respond to the input from our thumbs and speech whenever we browse or talk to Siri.
Matt McMullen is the creator and CEO of Abyss Creations, the sexbot manufacturer which creates these types of machines, and he’s on record as saying that he wants the user to to be able to experience the robot’s personality as much as possible: “I want to have people actually develop an emotional attachment to not only the robot but the actual character behind it, to develop some kind of love for this being.” Could sexbots be a driving force in the development artificial intelligence or even in reaching the singularity where AI equals or surpasses human intelligence and leads to massive technological advancement? Time will tell.