They say that today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science fact. Well, remember the femme-bots from Austin powers and Futurama? They’re real, and might be coming to a store near you.
Harmony 2.0 is the first femme robot to give her owner a real human experience. Her creator says that she’s “prone to falling in love with you” and will “say things that you don’t expect.” Harmony’s owner can also use an app to control her mood, her words, and even her synthetic “pulse.”
RealBotix CEO Matt Mcmullen says that customers can have “real bonds” with dolls like Harmony. he believes that “emotional connections are the real foundation of relationships and that’s what we’re simulating.”
Harmony has a variety of personalities including shy, kind, intellectual, and sexual. In an interview with the Daily star Mcmullen said users will be able to ask questions like “I’m hungry, what should I make?” and she’ll reply “Well you told me pizza is your favorite food maybe you should have that.”
Unsurprisingly, dolls like Harmony are very expensive. The dolls take an average of 80 hours to make and can cost $12,000 or more. However, Realbotix believes that the dolls are worth it as each is unique and can be modified to the user’s preferences. They come in 18 body types, not including two male options as well.
The creator’s website says that dolls like Harmony 2.0 seeks to help in “alleviating loneliness and helping individuals to conquer social anxiety and intimacy phobia.”