Yes, that's right. There are now robot strippers.
Last week, at one of the world's largest "sex shows," Sexpo in Australia, one very peculiar performer was featured.
A British artist named Giles Walker has built a stripper robot who apparently can do many of the things a real stripper can do. But he does have concerns: according to The Mirror, Walker said, "If people can get used to the idea that they can do whatever they want to it without responsibility then it leads to a very dangerous area."
The robot stripper actually performed at the Sexpo show, along with dozens of popular adult performers. Also at the show were a "carnal carnival," competitions, and a future exhibit a la Epcot.
Here's what they say about it:
Robotics is still an emerging field, but as is often the case, adult companies are frequently the first to utilise new technology. SEXPO Melbourne will showcase some exciting progress in the sex tech department, with adult robotics and cutting-edge sex toys on display. The humble vibrator has come a long way since the first SEXPO in 1996, so make sure you are up to date on all the adult trends on offer.
The robot was part social experiment, according to Walker (from The Mirror): "By placing the CCTV on the body of a pole dancer I am looking at the relationship of voyeurism and power." It's unclear exactly what hypothesis he's testing.
Want the robot at your bachelor party? Well you can rent it for around $3000. That's a lot of $1's. At that price the robot had better be really, really good.
There have been other companies who have also tried to build robot strippers. We can expect them to become more realistic (and hopefully have something that resembles skin) in the near future.
You can watch the robot do its thing here:
And you can see what else happens at the "Sexpo" here:
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