Earlier this week, I wrote about the Japanese robot that lets you hug and caress yourself and already comes word of another new Japanese robot invention…the Showa Hanako 2—a realistic, life-sized robotic doll to be used by dentists to have some fun on slow patient days train and practice their trade.
The robot was created by eggheads at Japan’s Showa University with help from the good folks at Orient Industry a.k.a. that country’s top sex doll manufacturer. Why this unusual partnership? Well, if you want to invent a doll whose skin, mouth and tongue closely mimics the real thing, who else you gonna call? The doll responds to voice recognition commands and can wince, flinch and close their jaws just like a real person would when confronted by a person in a white lab coat about to stick a drill in their mouths.
This is an updated and more realistic version of a similar robot that was invented ten years ago and will be available later this year. You gotta hand it to the Japanese. Not only are they at the forefront of robot technology, but they always manage to somehow manage to sexualize every robot they invent. Now, that’s talent! Check it out: