Websites are buzzing today about the “breakthrough terminator-style head” created by a collaboration of two love doll manufacturers, DollSweet and EX Doll. They’ve released information on their prototype of a female sex robot head, which seems to be the most lifelike we’ve yet seen. Not only is it beautiful to look at, but it also has facial expressions that move in more humanlike fashion than others.
Facial movements can be controlled by a smartphone and even a PlayStation. They’ve made their software open source, so you can expect to see apps from other companies getting in on the action as well.
But don’t get too excited yet. While it uses voice recognition software to listen to and answer questions, it only understands and speaks Chinese. (English and a Japanese version should be ready within twelve months). The only thing is that you will be paying about $6,000 for just the head. If you’re planning on doing more than talking with her, you’re going to need to buy a body to go with it. Without the body, it’s just a talking head, unless it also gives head, and we don’t know the answer to that yet.
Expect the dolls to go on sale at the end of 2018. The companies are still working on the software, facial posturing, narration and interaction.
Paul Lumb, head of Cloud Climax, described the DS Doll Robotic Head this as the “Bugatti Veyron of VR.” We think it’s too soon to be able to make such proclamations. But one thing that we can agree with is that this is one beautiful face, and she’s quite charming and even sexy in the demonstration video. We hope that the software and movements will equal her looks.
h/t: Daily Mail