Sex robots headed to Britain

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LONDON - Sex robots developed in the US could be heading to Britain following a demand from robot fetishists.

With a fixed stare but having movable limbs, the fully functioning sex robots are being sought by Britons.

Scott Maclean, a US national who has worked on his robot prototype since 2004, said he has been contacted by British customers.

“We’ve had a few people from the UK contact us, including a gentleman who claimed he was a duke. We’ve got a few people from Europe, Russia, Korea, all over.

“I’ve had people ask me to create a robot that looks like Angelina Jolie, Pamela Anderson and Michael Jackson. But I can’t model them on people in the public eye without the star’s permission.

“A couple of weeks ago I was in a discussion with a lady to build one that looked like Graham Norton. She sounded serious,” The Sun quoted Maclean as saying.

Douglas Hines, 48, has developed Roxxxy which is 5ft 6in tall. It is made of hypoallergenic silicone and has human hair.

The media report said that Roxxxy is able to speak and is even capable of simulating an orgasm.

Douglas said: “We have a relationship with a London adult distributor. We’re hoping they will be shipping to Europe by the end of the year.”

A man who turned to robot fantasies after his girlfriend left him said: “One of the things that is more preferable to having a robot companion is that robots don’t break your heart.

“They don’t leave, they don’t have emotional issues, they don’t leave because you don’t have enough money or don’t drive the right car.”

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