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Technologically sexy

tech reviews Updated: Jan 18, 2010 18:26 IST
Rahul Sabharwal

Roxxxy

If you like Porsches, she likes Porsches. If you like soccer, she likes soccer. In short, she’s the perfect companion. But there’s a catch – she’s not human. Roxxxy, the world’s first sex robot, made its debut at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas recently. Complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin, “She can’t vacuum, she can't cook, but she can do almost anything else, if you know what I mean,” claims Douglas Hines, the president of Roxxxy manufacturer TrueCompanion, talking to AFP. The ‘robotic girlfriend’, priced from $US7,000 to $US9,000, depending on features, is available in Europe and the US and will eventually be available globally, according to Hines.



For the Capital’s reclusive, the news is welcome. Prateek Sharma, a 23-year-old engineering student calls it “the most genius idea till date”. “Sex without the hang-ups of a relationship – why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?” he asks. Angad Kumar, a 24-year-old call centre employee says, “Guess I can finally get some action. I’d love to buy one of these things, but I’ll have to figure out a way of hiding it from my parents first.”



The makers of Roxxxy also plan to come out with a male sex robot – Rocky – in the future. This concept, however, may not have as many takers in the Capital. “It’s sick. I can never imagine getting intimate with a machine!” says Priya Sharma, 22, a content writer. “Delhiites get squeamish at the mention of sex toys. A sex robot may be too hard to digest,” says Rita Khanna, a designing student.



Online, too, responses have been mixed. Actor Dino Morea writes on

Twitter

, "That's a sex robot tweeps, are'nt there enough women in this world. Do men really need a sex robot?? Are we nuts??" Erika, on

Twitter

, writes, “New sex robot can engage in conversation...unlike the people who buy a sex robot. Alex, on the same site, writes, “Wonder if this is a good enough reason for the bank to give me a loan!” Wistomadero jokes, “The world’s first sex robot doesn’t cook or clean and will still fake an orgasm. This sounds vaguely familiar."