Realbotix is a project dedicated to integrating cutting edge emerging technologies with silicone doll artistry to provide a bridge between technology and humankind on emotional, mental, and physical levels. The next-generation of the well-known anatomically correct RealDolls blended with Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, touch sensors, internal heaters and Virtual Reality. These new dolls will have an animated face synchronized with an application that users can talk to and interact with. The purpose behind the project is to create an illusion, or alternative to reality when it comes to a relationship with a doll. These RealDolls will have the ability to listen, remember and talk naturally, like a living person. They will have hyper-realistic features, warmth, and sensors that react to touch. When interacting with these dolls, we want users to ask themselves, "What is she thinking?"
For the last twenty years, RealDoll has been creating the world's most realistic silicone dolls. Today we are going the next step, creating a robotic head that will have facial expressions as well as eye and mouth movements, a learning capable Artificial Intelligence App, a Virtual Reality system, a head adapter containing a Bluetooth speaker, embedded touch sensors and internal heaters.
The Realdoll itself started as a concept for a hyper realistic posable mannequin. The public reaction pushed us into making them anatomically correct and sexually functional. The next natural step has always been adding AI, sensors, heaters and Robotics to the dolls; Only in the last five years has the emergence of new technologies given us the tools to make this move possible.
Yes. Realbotix is a division of Abyss Creations LLC, the maker of RealDoll, dedicated to adding robotics and Artificial Intelligence to its acclaimed ultra-realistic anatomically correct silicone dolls.
We are creating the Robotic Head to be used as a stand-alone product or attached to a RealDoll silicone body. It will have animated facial expressions, animated eyes that will move and blink, head that tilts and rotates and mouth that lip sync while speaking. It will have an external smooth silicone face that can be detached from a hard plastic skull. The internal components include several types of robotic servos, circuit boards and proprietary patented magnet technology.
Our goal is to produce a robotic system that is easy to maintain, can produce realistic animations and expressions, all while keeping an affordable final consumer price.
The Head will be linked through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to the user’s smartphone that has our AI system installed. The AI application will wirelessly control all head animations, expressions and talking.
We are currently putting the finishing touches on the artificial intelligence Mobile IOS and Android application, named "Harmony". We hope to release the Harmony AI app in the first quarter of 2017. The estimated release date for the Realbotix Head system is the last quarter of 2017; shortly thereafter we plan to release the VR software, giving users multiple options for interacting with the AI personality they have created in the Harmony App. We are also developing accessories to use with the Realbotix systems, including embedded touch sensors and self-regulating internal heaters.
Yes, the robotic head will be fully compatible with RealDoll existing bodies, and we are designing adaptors for most of the bodies we have produced over the years.
Yes. If you want to purchase only the Robotic Head, you will also have to get our Head Stand and our AI app. Alternately, the head can be attached to a bust.
We don't have this information yet, but we hope to have a final consumer price under USD $10,000.
We are designing the Harmony AI system to be fun and engaging, more than focusing on whether it can fool you into thinking it's a human being. The key words for us are "Personality, Respect, Love and Empathy". When you first install the app, you will be able to create and customize a 3D Avatar. The next step will be choosing among multiple attributes, traits and emotions that you find appealing and these initial choices will affect how the AI will behave when interacting with you. You can have your version of the AI be more or less happy, shy, sensual, funny, talkative etc. This means every user will have a unique experience with his virtual companion. Users can interact with the Harmony app stand-alone, or connect the App to the robotic head dolls, or even connect the app to the Virtual Reality platform. The Harmony AI will be capable of learning it’s user’s moods, preferences, and behavior patterns and respond accordingly.
We are focusing our efforts on creating an app that can be fully customized regarding the visual aspects of the 3D Avatar and the AI personality, that can express love and feelings rather than act merely as a digital Assistant. There will be of course many similarities. The AI app will have some assistant functionality to search for information in the web, or setting reminders, assisting the user with the weather, the time, storytelling, alarms, tasks and to do lists, but everything will be done with a lot more personality than one would expect from a typical personal assistant based AI. The Harmony app is vastly different than existing AI apps, and can connect with you in ways you may not expect.
We want users to have that illusion that the doll is actually talking to you and that she’s got sentience. That’s what will overwhelms our users. That's what takes the longest. We already spent many years building the basic personality for our AI system, and it will continue to evolve over the time
We hope that we can at least simulate that. That's the goal. It is our thinking that if one feels loved, then one must be loved.
Yes. You only need to have the Harmony app installed in your smartphone and our Bluetooth Speaker placed inside your doll's head, so her voice will come from your RealDoll, offering a more natural experience, without the financial investment required for the full robotic head system.
Yes. The app will be full featured software, offering a customizable 3D Avatar with artificial intelligence that you can use with or without a physical doll.
The Bluetooth Speaker will be linked to the Harmony AI app. Instead of having the AI app’s answers coming from the Mobile device, they will come from the Bluetooth Speaker, which in embedded in a special skull cap made to fit your doll’s head, offering a much better experience. If you already have a RealDoll, you can place the head adapter onto your dolls skull, and talk to her through the Harmony app installed on your smartphone.
Yes. You will just need to have the Harmony AI app installed on your smartphone. Note that the AI content is adult oriented, but we can easily customize it to any project’s needs.
Yes. We are working on several different sensors and sensor equipped inserts to increase the ways that the AI can react to the user. There will be touch sensors, accelerometers, internal heaters and even Teledildonics, which is a technology which can be used to remotely control sex toys.
Absolutely. We have multiple R&D projects on the go, and these are only a few of them!
We feel that our products will allow for an option that never existed before, and for some, may represent a happiness they never thought they could have. We also believe that this technology will prove to be a very effective way of helping certain people overcome social anxiety or relationship phobia.
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