Sex doll manufacturer Realdoll is dipping its toe (and we don’t want to know which other body parts) into the world of artificial intelligence and robotics with a forthcoming robot sex assistant that promises to form a “real bond” with its, erm, users. The new system is made up of several components, which will roll out over the course of this year and next. It will

begin with the Harmony AI app, scheduled for release on April 15, followed by the company’s “first robotic head systems,” set to launch by the end of the year. A virtual reality platform will ship sometime in 2018. It’s not going to be cheap, mind you: the head alone will set you back $10,000. No pun intended. READ MORE