World's first talking sex robot is ready for her close-up

Publication Title
San Diego Union Tribune
Publication/Creation Date
September 13 2017
Pam Kragen (creator)
San Diego Union Tribune (creator)
Matt McMullen (creator)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
Come January, the “Westworld” concept of lifelike sex robots will get one step closer. That’s when a San Marcos company will unveil Harmony, an anatomically correct sex doll with a patented animatronic talking head with programmable personality and memory.

News of creator Matt McMullen’s latest invention — he’s been making lifelike silicone sex dolls for 20 years — has created international media interest and a firestorm of criticism from ethicists and futurists who see a dark side to a sex doll that becomes more “human” with each technological innovation.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Not On The Body

Related Collections
Humanoid Robots
Date archived
October 9 2017
Last edited
May 30 2018
How to cite this entry
Pam Kragen, San Diego Union Tribune, Matt McMullen. (September 13 2017). "World's first talking sex robot is ready for her close-up". San Diego Union Tribune. Fabric of Digital Life.