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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:49 AM

 

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

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Source: ZDnet

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.

The creator of a sex robot says his doll was trashed by randy men at an electronics festival in Austria.

The incident happened at the Arts Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. Sergi Santos, an engineer from Barcelona, Spain, was showing off a robotic doll he calls Samantha. The interactive robot is reportedly programmed to respond to "romance."

But instead of offering some engaging conversation and a bit of spark, Santos says that men at the festival treated Samantha like, well, an object. "The people mounted Samantha's breasts, her legs, and arms. Two fingers were broken. She was heavily soiled," he told Britain's Metro. "People can be bad. Because they did not understand the technology and did not have to pay for it, they treated the doll like barbarians."

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/sex-robot-molested-destroyed-at-electronics-show/

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Reply Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show (Original post)
laserhaas Oct 2017 OP
oberliner Oct 2017 #1
tazkcmo Oct 2017 #2
whathehell Oct 2017 #4
concreteblue Oct 2017 #13
laserhaas Oct 2017 #5
dalton99a Oct 2017 #8
IronLionZion Oct 2017 #11
Gore1FL Oct 2017 #29
Bradical79 Oct 2017 #32
Vogon_Glory Oct 2017 #3
whathehell Oct 2017 #6
Vogon_Glory Oct 2017 #12
whathehell Oct 2017 #19
Vogon_Glory Oct 2017 #21
laserhaas Oct 2017 #25
left-of-center2012 Oct 2017 #7
ansible Oct 2017 #27
yellerpup Oct 2017 #9
Zoonart Oct 2017 #14
IronLionZion Oct 2017 #18
whathehell Oct 2017 #39
IronLionZion Oct 2017 #42
whathehell Oct 2017 #44
Lotusflower70 Oct 2017 #10
keithbvadu2 Oct 2017 #15
laserhaas Oct 2017 #16
sdfernando Oct 2017 #34
tblue37 Oct 2017 #36
keithbvadu2 Oct 2017 #17
Dave Starsky Oct 2017 #24
Nay Oct 2017 #31
whathehell Oct 2017 #40
Blue_Tires Oct 2017 #20
Kolesar Oct 2017 #22
CrispyQ Oct 2017 #23
laserhaas Oct 2017 #26
CrispyQ Oct 2017 #33
Binkie The Clown Oct 2017 #28
whathehell Oct 2017 #41
crim son Oct 2017 #30
Hortensis Oct 2017 #35
MosheFeingold Oct 2017 #37
petronius Oct 2017 #38
Initech Oct 2017 #43
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2017 #45

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:53 AM

1. The creator thinks people should "offer some engaging conversation" to a sex robot?

 

Interesting.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:55 AM

2. I do that

To my toaster. It browns the bread just right if I'm romantic and engaging versus mounting it in a barbaric fashion.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:59 AM

4. You "mount" your toaster?

That sounds interesting.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:27 AM

13. Well, at least...

he's not a taxidermist!

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:00 AM

5. Ha Ha....Doesn't that ...burn?

 

Takes pop up - when done - to a whole new level.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:06 AM

8. Very hot, but very dry

but hey, to each his own

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:14 AM

11. Mine gets so hot by romantic talk

that she burns my toast if I look away for one second. She demands way too much of my attention.

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Response to tazkcmo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:46 AM

29. Ever invite some pop tarts over? nt

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:26 AM

32. Trying to simulate a "girlfriend experience"

 

I imagine in the crowded space of sex robot development, the developer has to try and do something to differentiate themselves.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 08:56 AM

3. Maybe A Full-Bore Chastity Belt For The Sex Robot?

No hanky-panky until you bought it!

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:00 AM

6. How about a condom

for the "romantic" gentlemen.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:21 AM

12. It's a mo-chine, not a woman

I think we can dispense with PC conduct in this instance.

To continue, perhaps a metallic tank-top with outwardly-facing pointy spikes (You can look, but don't you DARE touch) as well as the chastity belt?

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:40 AM

19. Yeah, but those "soiling" the mo-chine

are real live men.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:58 AM

21. For them, they can romance next year's model

The new TURANDOT, except unlike the princess in the opera, the TURANDOT slices unsuccessful suitors itself.

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Response to Vogon_Glory (Reply #21)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:16 AM

25. Ouchy.....eeewwwwww

 

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:05 AM

7. $9,995 ?

My last car didn't cost that much,
and I could 'ride' it for hours at a time.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:23 AM

27. Still cheaper than what you'd end up spending in a real relationship

*cough*

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:09 AM

9. Try being a woman...

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:27 AM

14. Perfect!

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:38 AM

18. No thanks

from what I've heard on this site, it's a pretty terrible experience

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:25 PM

39. Nah..

From what I hear, men are the REAL victims...

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Response to whathehell (Reply #39)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:01 PM

42. That's why more men are becoming Transwomen!



Jury: relax, it's a joke.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #42)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:20 PM

44. That MUST be it!

I remember reading about a male doctor who transitioned, and was "surprised" at the lesser respect he automatically encountered as a female. ...Welcome to our world, boys.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:14 AM

10. Lol

Is engaging conversation code for sex talk?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:28 AM

15. 'A friend' tried phone sex... FAIL... The holes in the handset were way too small.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:31 AM

16. now...that's..bahhhhh'ad

 

Perhaps Donald the Great could give it a go

Tiny hands and all......

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:35 PM

34. Yes..but if you take the cap off the receiver

like I did it was tight but doable....

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:23 PM

36. Or so he *claims*. nt

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:33 AM

17. Japanese Men Choose Life With Sex Dolls Over Real Women

https://sputniknews.com/society/201707041055213480-japanese-men-live-with-sex-dolls/?utm_source=farkexchange

Silicone Squeeze: Japanese Men Choose Life With Sex Dolls Over Real Women

"But the moment I saw Mayu in the showroom, it was love at first sight," Ozaki said.

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I'll have to pass on that option.

Really bad conversationalists.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:07 AM

24. I am thinking that any dude who prefers a sex doll over a real woman...

Is someone I would much rather see consigned to the company of sex dolls.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:20 AM

31. YEP. I hope they flood the market with these things. Maybe, just maybe, it'll take

a lot of the weirdos out of the dating pool.

(I'm an old lady, it's not like I'm in the dating pool anyway. But for my younger compatriots. . .)

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #24)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:31 PM

40. Yeah, I'd guess they're a little short

on interpersonal skills.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 09:48 AM

20. Don't need a machine's consent to get your nuts off...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:00 AM

22. Silicone, glycerin, or WD-40?

I'm a fan of PB Blaster.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:03 AM

23. These "men" would do this to a living woman if they could get away with it.

"People can be bad. Because they did not understand the technology and did not have to pay for it, they treated the doll like barbarians."

No. These men saw the doll as a surrogate woman & treated the doll the way they would treat a woman if there were no laws against it.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #23)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:18 AM

26. Nutz

 

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:52 AM

33. Yeah a little.

Would you do this to a doll that looked like a woman?

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 10:44 AM

28. Beneath a very thin veneer of "civilization", humans ARE barbarians.

There's just no way to deny it any more. It's proven over and over every day of every week of every year.

Once that thin veneer begins to unravel in earnest, the whole thing will fall apart, just like it did in Germany in the 1930s.

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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #28)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:38 PM

41. 'Human barbarism' or just toxic masculinity?

Kinda betting on the latter, in this case.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 11:11 AM

30. Or maybe they treated it like barbarians

because they are barbarians.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:52 PM

35. So glad at least it wasn't here.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:32 PM

37. Wow just wait until AI

And these things become self-aware, and are pissed off.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 03:38 PM

38. The NYT op-Ed linked in that article is quite interesting. And, I'm reminded of Humans:

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 05:19 PM

43. Futurama was right!!!!



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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 06:07 PM

45. Locking - the hosts don't feel this is "important news of national interest"

It happened last Wednesday in Austria, when the Metro story dates from. Please repost in GD. Thanks.

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