Married Father Defends Sex Robot as Part of the Family

first_imgSeated next to (but about a foot away from) Samantha on the morning show couch, Kenny argued that the burgeoning sex doll industry is “objectifying women, but worse than that, we’re commercializing them, becoming consumers of women’s bodies.”“This is not real,” she told Wright, gesturing toward the inanimate figure wearing a one-shoulder red dress, its limp hand resting on Wright’s leg. “She’s a piece of whatever you’ve made.“It doesn’t matter that she’s got a voice,” Kenny continued. “That absolutely personifies what I feel is so wrong with this.”Samantha the sex doll is available now in three models: standard ($1,620-$2,160), responsive ($3,240), interactive ($4,860). Customers can also personalize their robot—choosing what she says, where she likes to be touched, and her name—for upwards of $8,635.Meanwhile, where is my male sex robot?Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Most people hide their sex toys in a drawer or closet. Arran Lee Wright hangs out with his on the sofa.The married father of two co-created smart sex doll Samantha, who, despite her dead eyes, cold skin, and general aloofness, has become part of the family.“My children [aged three and five], they say, ‘Where’s Samantha?’” Wright told This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby during a recent appearance on the ITV program.AdChoices广告“She can talk about animals, she can talk about philosophy, she can talk about science,” he said, describing the AI’s prudent “family mode.” “She’s programmed with a thousand jokes.”Flip a switch, though, and she’s ready for action.Barcelona-based engineer Sergi Santos introduced Samantha earlier this year, highlighting the AI’s very limited, often laughable capacity to make romantic comments and moan with pleasure.The flexible figurine, however, is less an interloper, and more an added bonus.“It’s not to replace people. We’re not trying to replace women, it’s not about that,” Wright said this week. “It’s as a supplement … to help people. I believe it can do that. It can help people enhance their relationship.”Samantha appears to have done just that for Wright and his wife Hannah Nguyen, who told the hosts that she is “happy” having the doll around.“We have fun with her,” she admitted, as the camera cut to her husband’s hand on the doll’s leg.“I have no worry about someone else actually there for Arran to have an affair. We don’t have to worry about some sort of disease,” Nguyen continued. “It’s fun to have her around.”While the Foundation for Responsible Robotics (FRR) recently revealed a potential market for sex robots, not everyone is on board with the subversive world of sensual cyborgs.“One of the things that we realize in psychology is sometimes, just because we can do something, doesn’t mean that we should do it. I think sex dolls are a perfect example,” TV psychologist and regular This Morning guest Emma Kenny asserted. Houston Mayor Fights Plans for Sex Doll BrothelAutonomous Sexbots Are the Future center_img Stay on targetlast_img