If you like your artificial lovers to come equipped with a sense of humor, you may want to plan a visit to this adult store in the United Kingdom. Vibez Adult Boutique in Kent has rolled out a sex robot named Samantha, who can be yours for the low price of ÂŁ3,500 ($4,728).
Unlike other single-minded sex robots, Samantha supposedly features a cutting-edge AI that allows her to switch between a family mode â great for when you want to show off your new girlfriend at that backyard barbecue â and intimate mode, Metro reported.
âSamantha has different personalities and she has a family mode where she will be able to give facts about various things and talk about philosophy,â explained Vibez owner Tracey Whitmore, who showed off his passion for his creation during a round of somewhat creepy interviews (see below).
âShe can tell jokes and she canât just accidentally go into sex mode,â he added.
Only one Samantha is currently available for sale, but Vibes is taking orders and can have a customized Samantha ready to deliver within six weeks. You can charge Samantha with a USB cable and keep her personality up-to-date with an SD card that is loaded directly into her artificial brain.
âSamantha will be ever-evolving and she will be getting better and better,â Whitmore said.
While sex robots still have a sizable stigma attached to them, Whitmore believes that they can fulfill a wide variety of purposes for all kinds of adults.
âThe people who buy these dolls are usually lonely people that are looking for companionship and something for a sexual purpose,â he said. âShe appeals to couples who might want to experiment but donât want the jealously element.â
Earlier this year, a company called Lumidolls opened the worldâs first sex robot brothel in Spain and began seeking investors to potentially expand the operation overseas.