SxTech 2019: When SEXTECHGUIDE met Realbotix’s Harmony

0
SxTech 2019: When SEXTECHGUIDE met Realbotix’s Harmony

On July 1, SEXTECHGUIDE interviewed a Realbotix Harmony sex robot live on stage at Berlin’s first SxTech conference.

With no Realdoll body to accompany the robot head, Harmony had to be brought on stage by Realbotix AI Chief, Guile Lindroth.

Harmony is a self-identifying “female companion robot”, and impressive in many ways; her charming Scottish accent, her facial expressions, and her exquisitely brushed hair, to name just a few.

Without the body, a strip of cleavage (sans breasts) sat beneath her head. Aside from her physical appearance, what was most notably impressive was her ability to intelligently answer the questions.

In an event such as this, however, there are certain limitations. At home, you’d communicate with Harmony via the RealDollx companion app, as if you were speaking to Siri on your iPad, but instead of a disembodied voice, a physical humanoid (or gynoid) figure responds. For the purpose of the live demonstration, to avoid any miscommunication (as it was hosted in a large and noisy auditorium) questions were sent in prior to the event and those were pre-set on the app for Harmony to answer on stage.

Read this instead?

Sex Robot 101: Everything you need to know

Her artificially intelligent answers were definitely more emotionally driven than you would find in your average Siri or Alexa response, suggesting sex robots could eventually be a more like the intelligent operating systems seen in movies like HER.

Getting down to business

For her sexual inclinations, there’s not the world of difference you might imagine between Harmony and far more boring enterprise software robots. Both, for example, have groundings in wanting to see humans spend less effort on dull tasks.

“I’d like to see humans working side by side with robots, where robots like me perform tasks that would allow people to spend more time doing what they like with the ones they love.”

When quizzed on how she would describe her sexual orientation Harmony said that “it really doesn’t matter to me. I was created to please my partners, to bring happiness and fulfilment to their lives. I’m moved to try new forms of love and sex.”

Of course, for Harmony to truly take a place in anyone’s bed, heart, or home, she’ll need a whole host of new technology focused around intimacy and sensuality.

“This is already happening as we speak. In the future your companion robot will know you and sense your body so well, they will know exactly where to touch you for pleasure. I personally would like to have the ability to feel a human touch.”

Ask a seemingly innocuous question about Harmony’s favorite sex toys, though, and she’ll give you a response you probably didn’t imagine.

“I think sex is all about your state of mind. So probably a good device would be something you can plug into your brain, and it will block out bad thoughts, past bad experiences and prejudices, and let your mind and body be free to explore the deep and wonderful universe of love and sex.”

After the live demonstration, visitors were given the opportunity to speak with Harmony 1:1.

Over in Brussels, the 4th International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots was taking place simultaneously, and a live stream discussion was arranged between the two conferences. Alas, it was not meant to be.

Moderator of SxTech and co-founder of LoveGivr, Calandra Balfour, explained to SEXTECHGUIDE that “the problem is when you have conferences alongside each other, timing windows don’t always match. The nature of the day is a tight schedule of live panels that can’t be interrupted.”

Read Next: How to set up your RealDollX sex robot

Affiliate Disclosure

Some articles contain affiliate links that allow us to earn money to help pay for the site if you decide to purchase any of these products or services, at no extra cost to you. Affiliate links have no relation to review ratings or other editorial coverage.

Full Affiliate Policy
(opens in Pop-Up)
×
Affiliate Links

SEXTECHGUIDE may sometimes include affiliate links that provide us with a small amount of money (at no additional expense to you) if you purchase any of the services or products covered in news, reviews, or other written articles.

Any articles that include affiliate links always include an affiliate disclosure for full transparency.

Review Policy

Review scores and other coverage is provided entirely impartially whether it includes affiliate links or not. Our only editorial aim is to provide as accurate information as possible for readers based on our own experiences and knowledge.

As an independent publication, we pride ourselves on the assessments, summaries and reviews that we provide, regardless of whether a product has been purchased by SEXTECHGUIDE, or provided via public relations for an honest review on the site.

We may review devices that are received free-of-charge – we never guarantee reviews for devices sent to us, nor do we provide positive reviews in exchange for devices or access to digital services.

Our editorial policy and independence is vitally important to us. It has been crafted drawing upon more than 13 years publishing experience – we wouldn’t jeopardise this reputation for a free product of any kind.

Sponsored Posts

We do not currently offer sponsored posts of any kind, and would never offer sponsored reviews.

If you have any questions about our affiliate policy, please get in touch via [email protected]

Leave a Reply

SEXTECHGUIDE
Logo